Our Town by Thornton WilderOur Town

August 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 2013
Closes on a Saturday evening.
Directed By: Kelly Bassett
OUR TOWN, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, is a Pulitzer Prize winning play. It is a character
story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.

About the Director

Kelly Bassett - Over the last 25 years Kelly has been involved in all facets of the local Bassetttheatre community. She last appeared on stage for the Springfield Theatre Centre’s production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”.  She spends most of her time these days behind the scenes directing.  This year alone, she directed STC’s production of M*A*S*H and Winnie the Pooh. For Theatre Park, you have seen her direction in Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. Kelly is currently serving on the STC board of directors, as Vice President. She is looking forward to returning to TIP and the atmosphere of the park!


Cast List


Stage Manager
Emily Webb
George Gibbs
Mrs Gibbs
Dr. Gibbs
Mr. Webb
Mrs. Webb
Rebecca Gibbs
Mrs. Soames
Wally Webb
Simon Stimson
Jo Crowell/Townsperson
Townspeople  (Smaller parts will be cast from the following people) 

Phil Funkenbusch
Elizabeth Moody
Forrest Sterling
Lora Beavers 
Bob Fees 
Dale Spoon
Deborah Kerley
Grace Thompson
Mary Disseler 
Carter Sterling
Randy Robbins
Mackenzie Smith 
Kynzie Ashbaugh
Phoebe Betters
Abigail Cline
John Kerley
Ellen Mannion
Shay McGhiey
Beau Moody
Melissa Sterling
Sara Thompson