Our Town

23rd Mar 2013 - 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill 2nd Year Performing Arts Students
present Our Town by Thornton Wilder on Friday 22nd March at 7.30pm & Saturday 23rd March at 2.30pm in the Rose Theatre

Tickets £8.00 / £4.50 concessions

Save £1.00 when you buy a ticket for both Our Town and Machinal at the same
time. Book via the Box Office on 01695 584480

Thornton Wilder wrote the play
in 1938, a stripped down response to the tired work he saw on the Broadway
stage. He felt that:

“the
theatre was not only inadequate, it was evasive… The tragic had no heat; the comic had no bite; the social criticism failed to indict us with
responsibility”.

Since then Our Town is never out of production in
the US, with its pared down poetic expression of small town life. It is a paen
to the world which was swept away by the Great War, but more than that he
attemprts to endow everyday life with a deeper spiritual significance: “to find
a value above all price in the smallest events in our daily life”.

For details of what’s on this season, visit The Arts Centre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested
in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree
programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English,
Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the
Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by
email study@edgehill.ac.uk