Potluck supper to precede opening of ‘Our Town’

Posted Nov. 19, 2012, at 8:43 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Birch Street Senior Center, Orono, Maine

ORONO, Maine — Orono Community Theatre will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the most produced play in American dramatic literature, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Keith Anderson Community House in Orono.  The show is directed and designed by Sandy Cyrus, with costume design by Rebecca Wright.

The cast of 23 actors is led by Michael Cloutier, a senior engineering student at the University of Maine, as the Stage Manager; Jessie Walker, a student at Orono Middle School as Emily Webb; and Will Martin, an Orono High School student, as George Gibbs.

A community potluck supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. on opening night, Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Birch Street Senior Center. The supper will be hosted by the Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts. Those who attend in costume (long skirt and shawl for women, vest and bow tie for men) will receive a $2 discount off the cost of an opening night ticket.
Tickets are $12, $8 students and seniors, and available in advance at Orono Pharmacy and at the door a half-hour before showtime.