Our Town, by Thornton Wilder

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Eastern Mennonite High School Theater staged Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, Oct. 28 to 30, 2022. It was the first high school play since Alice in Wonderland was shut down right before opening night due to Covid-19 in March of 2020.

The show included a lobby display of works by local artists and students as part of director Mark Gornto's effort to make the play a "celebration of our town."

The Cast

Stage Manager – Thaddeus Jackson ‘20
Emily Webb – Eleanor Albers ’25
George Gibbs – Emily Hess ’23
Ms. Gibbs – Marissa Clark ’23
Dr. Gibbs – Mac Lehman ’24
Rebecca Gibbs – Samara Katz ’26
Editor Webb – Naomi Diener ’23
Ms. Webb – Sophie Hendricks ’24
Wally Webb – Ella Ott ’27
Ms. Soames – Eleanor Yoder ’25
Lewis Yoder ’26
Simon Stimson – Ethan Petit ’23
Joe Stoddard – Carson Cale ’24
Sam Craig – Chloe Thornton ’27
Constable Warren – Jeremy Clark, parent
Howie Newsome – Jackson Comfort ’26
Joe Crowell / Si Crowell- Colton Nussbaum ’27
Townspeople, woman in balcony, et al – The Cast

The poster (see left) artwork for the play is from the mural “Of the Valley,” designed and painted by Rachel Holderman in collaboration with 2022 Eastern Mennonite University new student orientation and incoming students.