“Our Town” Filled With Opportunities for Students

Connor Bryant, left, and Emily Serdahl play George Gibbs and Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” running Nov. 14-24 at the Center Stage Theatre at Southern Oregon University.
Photo by Greg Eliason

Southern Oregon University has the great pleasure of hosting  Our Town in the Center Stage Theater. The play will be showing from Nov. 14 until Nov. 16 and once again on Nov. 23 and 24. This will be one of the bigger plays coming to Ashland outside the Shakespeare festival.

Featured in the play is local legend James Edmondson, who is playing the role of Stage manager. Edmondson has played over a hundred roles through his thirty eight seasons spent at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Directing the play is Paul Mason Barnes, a veteran play director who has done plays all across the country. Barnes was one of the founding directors of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and has had worked reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and Oprah News.

Paul Mason Barnes commented, “I knew Our Town would provide lots of opportunities for students. Southern Oregon University has a large theatre program, filled with eager and hungry young theatre artists, and it’s important to provide worthy and worthwhile projects into which such a talented, passionate, fun, and hard working group of young actors, designers, and technicians can sink their teeth.”

Tickets are on sale every day from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the preforming arts box office located in the Theater Arts Building. Tickets can also be bought over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at sou.edu/performingarts. The prices are $6 for students, $18 for seniors, and $21 for the general public. Subscribers of three of more plays can receive tickets for $17 regular admission and $15 for seniors.