By Thornton Wilder
July 19 – August 21, 2016
This summer we present the Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder.
Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
Music by Corey Payette
Set Design by Marshall McMahen
Costume Design by Deitra Kalyn
Lighting Design by Jonathan Ryder
Stage Management by Jan Hodgson
Starring: Tim Carlson, Jay Clift, Colin Doyle, James Fagan Tait, Mike Gill, Charlie Gould, Elinor Holt, Duval Lang, Trevor Leigh, Julie Leung, Susinn McFarlen, Laara Sadiq & Christopher Hunt as the Stage Manager
** featuring community members of the North Okanagan, a live choir, plus horses and wagons!
"We all know that something is eternal. And it ain't houses and it ain't names, and it ain't earth, and it ain't even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you'd be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There's something way down deep that's eternal about every human being."
This is a speech from the character of the 'Stage Manager' in Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, Caravan Farm Theatre's 2016 Summer production. This Pulitzer Prize winning classic is distinguished as one of the finest plays ever written and tells the story of the small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. It speaks to valuing our loved ones and fellow man; to take pleasure in the finer things and the time we are given on this earth; to search for beauty as part of our daily routines that add up to a lifetime of memories and love. In Our Town, playwright Thornton Wilder exposes his wonder in the constancy of life as his characters move through the milestones of "marrying . . . living and . . . dying."
Shows nightly (no shows Mondays)
Rain or shine!
For past fans of the Caravan Company, don't miss this one. To those who have never been exposed to this unique group, should you chose to go this summer, you will be well and truly entertained. --TripAdvisor Review
The subject of the play was portrayed with professionalism, sensitivity and humour and there was a sense of realism about the life and times of the people of Grover’s Corners. At some points in the play, we felt we were actually there and part of the town community. --Ian Carlton, Vernon BC