Gordon State College presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

BRITTANY TENNANT :::
Gordon State College Communications Specialist

Through the voices of ordinary people in early 20th century America, Our Town is a timeless tale that reveals our societies fundamental struggles. Gordon State College Fine and Performing Arts presents Our Town, a play that was first produced in 1938 and rebelled against the saccharine, showy productions of the time at 7:30 p.m. March 11 and 6:30 p.m. March 12.

The play is commonly known for the splendor of living versus the yearning for those we love and lose and the humble sojourn of daily life versus the pure mystery of the hereafter.

“It’s wooed audiences with its promises of authenticity and satisfied attendees with its refreshing candor,” said Assistant Professor of Theater Lisa Cesnik Ferguson, who directs the play. “It does the same today. The play is also audacious – it interrupts scenes with a narrator who introduces himself as the ‘stage manager’ interacting with both the audience and the characters and breaking the fourth wall. The characters are elegant in their fallibility and we journey with them through daily-life, love, marriage and eternity.”

Admission to Our Town is free for faculty, staff and students with proper Gordon State College ID cards. Pricing for general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $5 for children 18-years-old or younger. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $5 each.

Prior to the Thursday’s performance, GSC’s Fine and Performing Arts Department will offer a special Dinner and a Show ticket combination with campus dining in the Highlander Dining Hall inside the Student Center. Dinner will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m. The price for the combination ticket to attend the all-you-care-to-eat dinner and the performance is $19.31 for adults and $14.31 for children 12 and under. Gordon students may use a meal swipe or Gordon Bucks for the dinner.

The mission of Gordon State College’s programs in Fine & Performing Arts is to celebrate the diverse expression of human emotion, thought, imagination, creativity and discovery by improving each student’s foundation in performance in the visual arts, music and theater.

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