SHERBURNE – The Sherburne-Earlville High School drama club is in their final stages of rehearsal for Thornton Wilder’s, “Our Town.”
The three-act play is set in the fictional town of Grovers Corners, New Hampshire between the years of 1901 – 1913. It is a character story about an average town’s citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Act I is called “Daily Life,” Act II is “Love and Marriage” and Act II is called “Death and Eternity.”
The Stage Manager, played by senior Stephanie Joyce, serves as the guide and narrator as she gives the layout of the town and introduces the various citizens. The play depicts the lives of two families, the Gibbs and the Webb’s. Doc Gibbs (Russell Pfohl) and his wife, Mrs. Gibbs (Kaitlyn Briggs) are doing their best raising two children, Rebekah (Meghan Dushko) and George (Tyler Rundell). Mr. Webb (Eric Robertson), editor of the town newspaper and with his wife, Mrs. Webb (Bekah Riley) are also raising two kids, Wally (Alex Tefft) and Emily (Brittany Clark). It is their oldest children, George and Emily, whose unspoken mutual affection as children blossoms into love, marriage, and finally death, that the storyline revolves around and follows most closely.