Tabor College stage production of ‘Our Town’ opens Wednesday, Oct. 15

The Tabor College Theater Department will be presenting ?Our Town? by Thornton Wilder for homecoming weekend.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m.. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 15-18; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium. Prices for all shows are: adults $12, students $8, Tabor students $4. For tickets call 620-947-3121, ext. 1033.

?Our Town? paints a picture of small-town life?the good, the bad, the humorous and the beautiful, according to Laurel Koerner, director of theater.

??Though it?s set in the early 1900s, I think many will recognize these characters,? Koerner said. ?What is true of small-town life is also true of the play: There is beauty in its simplicity.

?Central to the plot are two young people, whom we observe as they experience friendship, love and loss,? she added. ?It?s a story that urges us to take notice of the little things and appreciate what we often take for granted.?

The original score was composed by Bradley Vogel, professor of choral music at Tabor, who also serves as music director for the production. Inherent in the script is the singing of a few old hymns, which provided the inspiration for the compositions.

The cast includes the following Tabor students: Cheyenne Derksen, Michael Beye, Heather Loewen, Ryne Preheim, Kari Schmidt, Sam Klein, Andrea Acker, Molly Wiebe, Reuven Isaac, Jesse Todd, Olivia Kliewer, Clay?ton Bauer, Ben Schmidt, Michael Adamyk, Alisa Ediger, Ashley Birkey, Michael Wager, Dawson Waltner, Gracie Funk, Maryn Robson, Kyvie Lahman, JoAnn Rich and Faith Tonne.

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