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Our Town
July 31 August 25
Our Town
July 31 August 25
July 31-August 25, 2019
By Thornton Wilder Directed by Abigail Adams Leonard C. Haas Stage
"A beautiful production"
"The entire ensemble is dead on."
"[David Lutken] may have been born to play the Stage Manager." 
Philly Life and Culture
"Adams directs with a sure hand, pacing the action beautifully."
"I highly recommend catching this one before it’s too late."
Delco Culture Vultures 

Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town remains one of the most popular American plays of all time, reminding audiences across the country that there is beauty in the ordinary. Celebrate love, family, and community with our music-infused production of Wilder's masterwork. Arrive early to enjoy a musical pre-show, beginning 30 minutes before curtain at every performance.

After Thursday evenings, join us for post-show hootenanniesBYOI (bring-your-own-instrument) musical free-for-alls held next door in our Farmhouse pavilion, where you can enjoy beer, wine, coffee, and snacks. Everyone is welcome to hoot, holler, and sing along! 

Recommended for ages 10+. Approximate run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Cast and Creative Team
Mrs. Soames
Dr. Gibbs
Bob & Baseball Player
Joe Stoddard & Man in the Auditorium
Fiddler & Mrs. Newsome
Mrs. Webb
Joe & Si Crowell
Simon Stimson / Music Supervisor
Howie Newsome
Mrs. Gibbs
Constable Warren
Rebecca Gibbs
Stage Manager / Music Director
Professor Willard
George Gibbs
Mr. Webb
Lois & Woman in the Auditorium
Wally Webb
Thornton Wilder
Abigail Adams
Luke Cantarella
Set Designer
Marla J. Jurglanis
Costume Designer
Dennis Parichy
Lighting Designer
Brent Hoyer
Sound Designer
Erin Sheffield
Gina Pisasale
Audrey M. Brown
Stage Manager
Elizabeth Hicks
Assistant Stage Manager
Zak Berkman
Line Producer
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Enhance Your Experience
Backyard BBQ

A perfect summer night out, including beer, food trucks, and live music performed by David Lutken and Lucky Brown (featuring Company Member Susan Mckey). This free event takes place outside the Leonard C. Haas Stage, where you can also catch the 7:30pm performance of Our Town, but theatre tickets are not necessary for Backyard BBQ admission.

RSVP and invite your friends here!

August 16, 5:30-8:30pm

Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and members of the cast. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing Our Town tickets, or purchase separately here.

August 7, 14, 21

Picnic Prix-Fixe at the Bistro

Picnic Prix-Fixe

Seasonal dinner-and-a-show packages with picnic-inspired fare like barbeque chicken, shrimp kabobs, and corn on the cob are available at the Farmhouse Bistro prior to select Wednesday—Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.

Audio Description & Sensory Tour

Audio Description headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance (the set, costumes, and lighting effects, as well as the physical actions and body language of the actors) for our patrons with visual impairments. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue, so patrons won’t miss a moment of the performance.

In conjunction with this service, the sensory tour offers the opportunity to experience up close and feel certain key props and costume pieces before the performance begins. Typically 45 min before curtain. Interested patrons should register with the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

August 23 at 7:30pm*
August 24 at 2pm

*also a Relaxed Performance with open captioning


Calling all musicians and music enthusiasts! In place of AfterWORDS, Music Director and cast member David Lutken will lead post-show hootenannies, BYOI (bring-your-own-instrument) musical free-for-alls. Directly following Thursday evening performances and held right next door in our Farmhouse pavilion, where you can enjoy beer, wine, coffee, and snacks. Everyone is welcome to hoot, holler, and sing along! 

August 15, 22

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a live theatre experience designed to create a welcoming environment that lets you be who you are. These performances invite and encourage (but are not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dementia, and sensory sensitivities. Learn more about relaxed performances here.

We welcome all ages to relaxed performances, but this play is recommended for ages 10+.

This RP also features open captioning, and audio description will be available.

August 23 at 7:30pm

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

August 21 at 2pm & 7:30pm
August 22 at 7:30pm
August 23 at 7:30pm*
August 24 at 2pm & 8pm
August 25 at 2pm & 7pm

*also a Relaxed Performance

More Accessibility

Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500

What's the Buzz?
"People's Light has done this American classic great justice."
Delco Culture Vultures

  • "An incredible ensemble of actors young and old."

    "People’s Light, under the direction of Abigail Adams, has deliciously wrung every bit of juice from this timeless classic."

    "This is not an ordinary Our Town by any means — this production captures the details of this universal play."

    Philly Life & Culture

  • "Claire Inie-Richards and Josh Olumide are just lovely as the young couple, bringing great truth and sincerity to their relationship."

    "The real key to Our Town is casting just the right Stage Manager - David Lutken is perfect."

    "This production has heart."

    Delco Culture Vultures

  • Community Choir

    Each performance, the Grover's Corners Choir features four volunteers from our community.

    Choir Members: Joyce Chester, Cynthia Eaton, Molly Jo, Jim Kane, Veronica (Ronnie) Manaker, Rose McCue, Brendan McGill, Lisa Panzer, Denise Ray, Desiree Riccardelli, Anna Smith, Emma Smith

    Choir Captains: Molly Jo & Kylie Westerbeck