Temple High School Theatre Arts to perform "Our Town"

TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple High School Theatre Arts Department will perform a four-day run of Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” this week. The show will run from November 11-14th at the Temple HS auditorium.

Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of the fictional American small town Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire between the years of 1901 and 1913. The landmark drama follows the Gibbs and Webb families through 12 years of life changes as their children fall in love, marry and eventually die. The play is divided into three sections, “Daily Life”, “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity”.

The production is also unique in several ways. The audience is seated on the stage with the actors. The drama is narrated by stage managers and is performed with minimal props and sets. There will also be live music and a foley table for live sound effects on the stage.

There will be performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will start at 2 p.m. All of those shows will be held in the THS auditorium. Limited seating will be available for the shows. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased from students connected to the show or at www.CentralTexasTickets.com. You can learn more about Temple High School Theatre Arts by visiting the departments web site at www.thespiansr.us. The full cast and production crew lists for “Our Town” are available on the play’s information page on that web site.