Amelia Lifelong Learning & ACT join together for “The Play’s the Thing” series

Amelia Lifelong Learning
Submitted by Evelyn C. McDonald
October 20, 2020

The Play’s the Thing 7.0 – Our Town, by Thornton Wilder


Ron Kurtz

Ron Kurtz continues his popular series exploring how “words on the page” become “words on the stage.” The play this time is Our Town, by American playwright Thornton Wilder.

Our Town first appeared on Broadway in 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. From the very beginning, Our Town has been produced throughout the world. It is sometimes said that on any given day there is a production of Our Town somewhere in the world. The play explores the universal human experience by asking timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.

The class members will enjoy an inside view of the stagecraft and the people who prepare and stage the play. Reading and seeing a film of the play will provide the basis for group discussion.

This class is a partnership between Amelia Lifelong Learning and Amelia Community Theatre.

Location: Amelia Community Theatre. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Class size is limited to 10.

Instructor: Ron Kurtz has had a long career in Theatre Arts as producer, director, stage manager, and actor.

Day and Time: Thursdays, October 22—November 12, 3:00-5:00 pm

Fee: $40

Materials to be Purchased: Our Town., acting edition. Available at Concord (formerly Samuel French) and at Amazon. ISBN # 9780573701504.