Azusa Pacific University Theater presents Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a metatheatrical play set in early 20th century New England. The show runs February 21-March 3, with Thursday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The production takes place in the Black Box Theater, located in the Mary Hill Center of APU’s West Campus, 701 W. Foothill Blvd. in Azusa. Free parking is availables. General admission tickets cost $20, with discounted tickets for senior citizens, military personnel, and students for $17. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or order them online. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Our Town is described by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee as, “the greatest American play ever written.” The story takes place in the early 1900s in a small New England town called Grover’s Corners. Our Town follows the daily lives of the townspeople through love and marriage, as well as death and eternity. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Thornton Wilder’s play is a priceless contribution to the American stage and theater lovers everywhere.

Our Town is directed by guest director Darryl Hovis. He is the co-education director and associate artistic director of Theater For Young Audiences at The Chance Theater in Anaheim. Hovis is also the co-founder and former artistic director of the Culver City Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

“Our approach to Our Town is to give the audience a glimpse into their own lives through the daily struggles of the characters to catch a collective breath,” said Hovis. “Wilder wants us to not be afraid of living a short life, but to be afraid of not living fully.”

Contact

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
Phone: (626) 815-4502
Email: rewhite@apu.edu