Possum Point Players Produce OUR TOWN

By: Aug. 21, 2018
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August 20, 2018 Director Russell Stiles has populated the mythical town of Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, with a cast of more than 20 residents who, in real life, come from ten different communities in central and southern Delaware. The village made famous in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" is coming to life on stage at Possum Hall in Georgetown.

Possum Point Players production of the Pulitzer Prize award winning play is presented Sept. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, $19 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org or 302-826-4560. Special student discount tickets for $10 are available for the first Saturday, September 8, and must be purchased by cash or check at the theatre office, 441 Old Laurel Highway, Georgetown. If not pre-purchased, student discounted tickets will be sold as available the night of the September 8 performance.

Discussing this production of "Our Town," Stiles said, " For me, directing Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' at Possum Point Players has been a journey of renewal. The talented and experienced cast have brought to the stage the universal truth that each day of our life is precious."

Appearing in "Our Town" are Lewes residents Susannah Griffin, Richard Welk and Tara Wisely; those from Georgetown are Fred Dean, Connor Hall, Jim Hartzell and Rhys Humphreys. Also appearing are Diane Counts, Fred Grant and Steven Wimbas of Millsboro, and Rehoboth Beach residents Daniel Foskey and Hunter Graves.

Additional cast members include Jillian Lebling, Selbyville; Alexis Waddy, Frederica; Ed Guinan, Dagsboro; and Zach Naar, Milton. Rounding out the cast are Gina Voges, Seaford; Melissa Brenner, Dover; and Marsha Shull, Frankford.

Director Stiles said, "Even though 'Our Town' was written in 1938, this play is timeless and relevant today. The character Emily Webb asks the question that forces the audience to think about the importance of daily life, and the realization of what we take for granted. 'Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it - every, every minute?' "

Our Town is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.