CHS Drama Presents “Our Town” Nov. 3-4

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Luke Campbell

Seniors Ellie Wooden and Kirsten Hull rehearse in the mall for Our Town which opens on Nov. 3.

 

The CHS Drama Club will present Our Town by Thorton Wilder Nov. 3-4,  Fri. and Sat., at 7 p.m. in the Wynona Thompson Auditorium.

The narrators of the three act play are the two Stage Managers who give background knowledge, answer questions, bring in guest speakers and sometimes take the place of characters in the play. The play follows Emily Webb, played by senior Ellie Wooden, through high school and into her marriage.

“When I was told I got one of the leads, I was shocked,” Wooden said. “I went into the auditions with an attitude of ‘I’ll try my best, and if I don’t get a big part, it isn’t a big deal.’ So when I got the news, I was just shocked.”

The setting is Grovers Corners, a small town in New Hampshire at the turn of the century.

Act I is called Daily Life. Act II is called Love and Marriage, and Act III is called Death and Dying.

Producing Our Town wasn’t easy. The play needs nine males in the cast, and for a while it was uncertain if there would be enough trying out.

“I am at the same time looking forward to and dreading tech week,” said Wooden. “I’m not looking forward to getting home at “Zero Dark 30” but tech week tends to bring everyone together.”