Our Town

September 12 — October 11, 2015

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Previews are Sep. 12-17 | Opening night Sep. 18
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Rose Riordan

An irrefutable classic of the American theater, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work transports us to Grover’s Corners, a small New England town at the turn of the twentieth century whose secret desires, family conflicts, loves and losses are resoundingly familiar to us today. This beloved drama receives a fresh interpretation at PCS, inviting us to ponder what is today, and celebrating both the marvel of everyday existence and the “something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.”

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
View the season calendar.

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes; including two intermissions.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Playbill:
Explore the playbill.

The Playwright:
Learn more about Thornton Wilder.

Note:
Our Town is recommended for ages 12+. Contains theatrical haze and may spark conversations about the meaning of life, and the sweet craziness of being in love. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Resource Guide:
Download resource guide (PDF)

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*

*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.

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“Our Town’s” Lauren Modica

The Our Town cast features Broadway vets, local favorites and new talent to our stage. We recently chatted with cast member and Portland native Lauren Modica about what Our Town means to her.

Know Your City Tours: A People’s History of Portland

For our upcoming production of the American classic Our Town, we’re partnering with Know Your City to present a series of tours.

The Life of Thornton Wilder

1897 Born in Madison, Wisconsin (April 17)

1906 Moves to Hong Kong in May and to Berkeley, California in October

1906-1910 Emerson Public School in Berkeley

1910-1911 China Inland Mission School, Chefoo, China (one year)

1912-1913 Thacher School, Ojai, California (one year). First play known to be ... Learn More

A Journey Through “Our Town”

A Journey Through Our Townwith Production Dramaturg Mary Blair

What’s in a Name?Imagine Our Town had been called M Marries N. That’s the title Wilder considered when he scribbled out a list of play ideas on July 2, 1935. Just two weeks earlier ... Learn More

“Our Town” Cast and Creative Team

Our Town

By Thornton WilderDirected by Rose Riordan

Cast

Shawn Fagan*……………………………...............................Stage Manager

Paul Cosentino*…………………………...............................Dr. Gibbs

Chris Murray*................................................................Joe Crowell, Jr./Si Crowell/Mr. Carter and others

Vin Shambry*……………………………...............................Howie Newsome

Gina Daniels*……………………………................................Mrs. Gibbs

Tina Chilip*………………………………................................Mrs. Webb

Sathya Sridharan*…………………….................................George Gibbs

Hailey Kilgore……………………………..............................Rebecca Gibbs

Henry Martin.…………………………................................Wally Webb

Nikki ... Learn More

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