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Our Town

Past Show

08 Feb - 23 Feb

State Theatre Centre of WA

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama, a favourite of the modern American canon.

  • “A play that celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary lives has undoubted resonance.”

    The Guardian

Our Town

A Black Swan production presented as part of Perth Festival

What if a teacher was actually played by a teacher? An undertaker by an undertaker? A doctor from one of our local medical clinics?

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama, a favourite of the modern American canon that brings to life the fictional town of Grover’s Corners. We get to know the town’s inhabitants, as if they were our very own neighbours. We follow their lives – some fleetingly and others more intimately – running the gamut of everyday human experience.

Within the minutiae of these characters’ lives – ordinary people going about their daily business – we will discover something extraordinary about who we are. Perth’s very own choirmasters and Uber Eats drivers join our cast of professional actors to populate and invigorate the story of Our Town.

This will be a one-of-a-kind theatre event, staged in the Courtyard at the State Theatre Centre. A unique Perth Festival offering that celebrates the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.

Please note – seating for this one-of-a-kind event is ‘general admission’. Headphones are supplied and will need to be worn throughout this performance. All balcony seating is a high-backed stool. Cushions available upon request.

Aqeel Abdul Hanif

Dr Anne Aly MP

Chris Bedding

Grace Bell

Dr Jonathan Carapetis

John Clapton

Craig Collas

Chez De Bartolo

Susie Finch

Dimity Franks

Prof. Dawn Freshwater

Shayani Galhenage

Felicity Glendinning

Iain Grandage

Robert Jackson

Irene Jarzabek

Paul Johnson

Libby Klysz

Nick Lawrence

Polly Low

Belinda Massey

John McGlue

Oriana Morris-Johnson

Benjamin Narkle

Elizabeth Narkle

Jacob Narkle

Louis Neylon-Williams

Craystal Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen

Duncan Ord OAM

Jonathan Paxman

Sean Paxman

Marjorie Picton

Dr Tajinderpal Singh

Ashley Taylor

Will Thompson

Charles Varcoe

Graeme Watson

Jessica Wilkins

David Zampatti

Rhythmos

Dates

08 Feb - 23 Feb

Venue

State Theatre Centre of WA

Duration

1 hour 10 mins

Content Warning

Contains mature themes

Wheelchair accessible venue

Use the calendar below to view the dates of accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility Page.

Media

Artists

Abbie-lee Lewis

Cast

Ian Michael

Ian Michael

Cast

Shari Sebbens

Cast

Thornton Wilder

Writer

Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Tyler Hill

Tyler Hill

Set & Costume Designer

Chloe Ogilvie

Chloe Ogilvie

Lighting Designer

Russell Goldsmith

Composer & Sound Designer

Katt Osborne

Assistant Director

Natalie Moir

Stage Manager

Anastasia Julien-Martial

Assistant Stage Manager

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