On August 26, 2017 St. Peter’s Players performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” to a packed house. With a large cast and a thought-provoking story line, “Our Town” can challenge both audience and performers… and everyone rose to the occasion.
The evening opened with desserts and beverages in the parish hall, where the audience had a chance to see some great actors and some great costumes up close.
The play itself was performed in the church sanctuary… an interesting space to employ Wilder’s simple set.
Following the performance cast and friends hung out at the Old Spaghetti Factory while they waited for the reviews…
…which turned out to be fabulous!
St. Peter’s Players is a group of about 20 parishioners and professional actors, ranging in age from 9 to 75. We meet once or twice a year to perform play readings and theatrical productions.
The focus of the Players group is fun and fellowship. Past productions include the “Saturday Night Supper Club,” with scenes and monologues performed by local teens. Then we performed two readings: “Countess Cathleen,” by W.B. Yeats, and “You Can’t Take It With You,” by Kaufman & Hart.
Next up? “It’s a Wonderful Life,” just in time for Christmas!
Interested? Contact director Neva Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.