OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder

Black Swan State Theatre Company

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“A play that celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary lives has undoubted resonance.” ★★★★
The Guardian

A BLACK SWAN PRODUCTION PRESENTED AS PART OF PERTH FESTIVAL

WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.

What if a teacher was actually played by a teacher? An undertaker by an undertaker? A policeman by a member of the WA Police Force?

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama, a favourite of the modern American canon that brings to life the fictional town of Grover’s Corner. We get to know the town’s inhabitants, as if they were our very own neighbours. We follow their lives – some fleetingly and others more intimately – running the gamut of everyday human experience.
Within the minutiae of these characters’ lives – ordinary people going about their daily business – we will discover something extraordinary about who we are. Perth’s very own choirmasters and Uber Eats drivers join our cast of professional actors to populate and invigorate the story of Our Town.

This will be a one-of-a-kind theatre event, staged in the Courtyard at the State Theatre Centre. A unique Perth Festival offering that speaks to us on the urgent necessity of living in the here and now.

Student group bookings for 2019 are now available.

Education Kit available.

Credits
DIRECTOR Clare Watson
CAST INCLUDES Abbie-Lee Lewis, Ian Michael, Shari Sebbens
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Tyler Hill
LIGHTING DESIGNER Chloe Ogilvie
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Russell Goldsmith
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Katt Osborne
Rhythmos Choir Jonathan Paxman

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Recommended 12+ Contains adult themes.

Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, History

Themes

Community, The Cycle Of Life, Belonging And Connection, Spirituality.

Artform

Drama

Duration

2 hours 20 minutes including two intervals

Cost

$25 per student ( or $22 per student if you book more than one show) Student group tickets for 10 or more students receive one free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

Venue

State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (Perth, WA)

School Term:
Term 1

Availability

8 FEB – 23 FEB 2019
State Theatre Centre Courtyard
All performances Auslan signed.
Preview Thu 8 Feb, 8pm; Opening Night Fri 9 Feb, 8pm;
Thu 14 Feb, 8pm; Fri 15 Feb, 8pm; Sat 16 Feb, 8pm; Wed 20 Feb, 8pm; Thu 21 Feb, 8pm
(post show Q & A); Fri 22 Feb, 8pm; Sat 23 Feb, 8pm (Closing night).

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