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Theater: Our Town
September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by BARBARA M. DiIACONI
September 13th to October 5th, 2019
Sunday Matinee on September 29th
Considered to be one of the greatest dramas of Americana, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a celebration of lives filled with friends and neighbors and genuine goodness. It is a must-see for theatre lovers of all ages.
With a sparse set and minimal props, the play is introduced and narrated by the Stage Manager, who welcomes the audience to the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, talks directly to the audience and acknowledges that he is actually in the play. He also knows what will happen in the future and occasionally comments on events that will happen to characters years later.
The play follows the daily lives of the residents of Grover’s Corners from 1901 through 1913. The first act describes the day-to-day activities of the townspeople . . . principally the members of the Webb family and the Gibbs family . . . while the second act, which takes place three years later, focuses on love and marriage and the third act, which takes place nine years later, discusses death.
In Our Town, Wilder explores the stability of human traditions and the re-assuring steadfastness of the natural environment, while emphasizing the transience of human lives and the rapid passage of time. As one of the characters in Act III says about the living, “They just don’t understand!”
Pricing and Where to Purchase Tickets
Tickets are available beginning approximately six weeks prior to a production’s opening night at our ticket agent Poppy, 522 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Tickets must be picked up in person. Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card. Telephone 541-884-4361 for ticket information and availability. Of course, tickets for an evening’s performance can also be purchased, subject to availability, in the Linkville Playhouse’s lobby (201 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR on the northeast corner of 2nd and Main Streets) one hour prior to curtain time.
Regular season tickets are $14 for the loge section, $12 for the orchestra section, and $11 for our newly designed balcony. One dollar discounts are offered to seniors and those with a current student or military ID. Occasionally, two-for-one rush tickets are available at the door for these patrons. Be sure to follow The Linkville Playhouse on Facebook or Twitter to catch this great deal! Our Little Linkville Plays for Children are economically priced at just $2 so the entire family can enjoy the magic of live theater.
Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges, if available, may be made prior to the performance date. You may also return tickets to the show date and claim them as a charitable donation as long as the tickets are available for resale.
Special Notice to Our Out-of-Town Patrons
The Linkville Playhouse has fans far and wide! As a courtesy to our out-of-town patrons, requests for specific tickets to a particular performance can be made by mailing a check in the appropriate amount payable to “The Linkville Players” with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope to our ticket agent. Include a contact phone number, in case there are any questions about your request.