VU Theatre Program to present “Our Town”

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October 19, 2017

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Thornton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town,” will be presented by the Vincennes University Theatre program starting Oct. 26 at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Show dates and times are Oct. 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The show is rated PG and is limited to those over the age of 5.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and students will be admitted free with their University ID. Tickets may also be purchased online at, by phone at 812-888-4039, or in person at the Red Skelton Box Office. Box Office hours are posted on the website.

“Our Town” features a cast and crew of students and community members. VU students include Evelyn Crowley, David Winburn, and Elizabeth Ruppel of Vincennes; Kami Minnich of Oaktown; Kyle Gregory of Washington; Bladen Allbright of Loogootee; Ember Welden of Terre Haute; Lydia Hancock of Westphalia; Megan Cooper of Bridgeport, Ill; Chaselyn Craig of Carmi, Ill.; Jake Sexton of Bloomington; Jay MaFarland of McCordsville; Garrett Barrasas and Corbin Barrasas of Hobart; Devyn Turvey of Eaton; Jessica Mansfield of Wanamaker; Opy Akinbobuyi of Merriville; Luke Jones of Indianapolis; Martina Cave of French Lick; Megan Gregory of Nashville; Hannah Mohr of Thorntown; Noah Wright of Greenwood; and Jordyn Wesner of Martinsville. Community members include John Alderfer, Elsa Alderfer, Ricky Riggins, and Forest East of Vincennes.


“Our Town,” written by Thornton Wilder, celebrates 75 years in production this year. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. “Our Town” is produced in a special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.