NMU STUDENTS TO PERFORM ‘OUR TOWN’

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will wrap up its 2003-2004 theater season with Thornton WilderÂ’s play “Our Town” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14-Saturday, April 17, with a matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Forest Roberts Theatre.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “Our Town” won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play covers small-town life over ten years in the small, fictional town of GroverÂ’s Corners, NH.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Production is directed by Paul Truckey and Dimondale, Mich., senior Ben Schneider. Scenic and lighting design is by Victor Holliday. Caroline Mercier is the costume designer, with Marquette senior Em Rossi as the assistant costume designer. Kimberly Hegmegee is technical director. Rib Lake, Wis., senior William Priniski is the production stage manager. Marquette freshman Jessica Spooner is in charge of hair and makeup. Belding, Mich., sophomore Christy Jones and Iron Mountain junior Alisha McCole are assistant stage managers. Jones is also the properties designer.

The cast is as follows:

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  California (cities listed alphabetically)

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Monterry Park: senior Dane Haines as Dr. Gibbs; Temple City: freshman Mark Cervantes as a townsperson.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Illinois

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Geneva: sophomore Jeremiah Lewis as a townsperson; Glenview: senior Erica Maute as a townsperson; Homewood: junior Tristan Horowitz as Howie Newsome, the milkman; Yorkville: senior Erin Burel as a townsperson.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Michigan

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Bloomfield Hills: freshman Julie Nagle as a townsperson; Cass City: senior Jeremy Dillon as Constable Warren; Detroit: sophomore Adam Maslak as Simon Stimson; Gladstone: freshman Kelly LeGault as Rebecca Gibbs; Grand Rapids: freshman Jessica Luiz as a townsperson; Imlay City: freshman Katie Jewell as a townsperson; Ishpeming: freshman Rosemary Larson as Mrs. Gibbs; Marquette: senior Janel Cooke as Mrs. Soames, the town gossip; high school freshman Brian Dettman as Wally Webb and Joe Crowell, Jr., the paperboy; Midland: senior Nate Records as Mr. Webb; Negaunee: business professor David Rayome as the Stage Manager and other roles; senior Joe Rayome as George Gibbs; St. Clair: freshman Desiree Arnold as Emily Webb; Sterling Heights: freshman Becky Heldt as a townsperson; Ypsilanti: freshman Paul Cholewa as a townsperson.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  New Hampshire

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Derry: junior Dana Giampaolo as Sam Craig.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Tennessee

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Memphis: graduate intern Megan Marcellini as Mrs. Webb.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Wisconsin

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Fond du Lac: senior Michelle Dunphy as a townsperson; freshman Beth Nintzel as a townsperson; Green Bay: junior Brian Elliott as Professor Willard and Joe Stoddard.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Tickets for “Our Town” are on sale at the Forest Roberts Theatre box office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, by phone at 906-227-1032, online at www.nmu.edu/tickets and at any EZ tickets outlets on campus. They are $5 for NMU students and $8 for the general public.



Prepared By
Jessica Holman
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