19:45, Tue 15th – Sat 19th November 2005 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 6
The ADC's Freshers' Plays showcase new Cambridge acting and backstage talent from the Freshers of 2005.
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, depicts New Hampshire village life, told through the everyday lives of two families. George and Emily grow up together as children, they fall in love and marry. But all too soon it seems that Emily must join the former inhabitants of Grover’s Corner in the village cemetery.
This gentle play celebrates all aspects of the human experience; from the small events and interactions of day to day life, to the peace which can never be understood by the living.
When first produced, the play was considered a remarkable theatrical innovation. It has a universality that does not date, as this team of eager Freshers will display.