Performances: March 8-10, 16–17, & 22–24, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.


Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town— Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire— in order to tell the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by a Stage Manager, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families through twelve years of life changes— from the mundane “Daily Life,” to the romantic “Love and Marriage,” to the devastating and illuminating “Death and Eternity.” Through young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and many other Grover’s Corners’ locals, Our Town turns the simple events of life into universal musings of what it means to be human.

From the director:
With beauty, warmth, and humor, Our Town speaks to universal experiences. Ideally, it is an opportunity to show as diverse a community as our community actually is. Everyone may find a human connection to the story (“I’ve felt that, I’ve been there”) and the people (“I know him, I understand her”) who inhabit Grover’s Corners, enhanced by subtle theatrical effects.

The Players Guild of Dearborn is open to diverse casting. Actors of all backgrounds — race, gender, sexuality, age, socio-economic, disability, faith — are welcome and encouraged to audition. The vision is to represent our town and community (Dearborn, Detroit, Southeast Michigan, diverse, multicultural, generational) by telling the story of Our Town.

The age ranges shown are suggested by the characters and need not reflect an actor’s actual age. Actor’s may be asked to read/perform roles that are younger or older than their own age. Actors may be asked to play multiple roles. The goal is to be true to the character(s), emotions and experiences.

We encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages to audition for any role.

The ages listed in the descriptions are the “playing ages” of characters. Actors who fall out of these parameters with respect to their own chronological age may still audition for any role.

Stage Manager: Mike Moseley

Emily Webb: Meg Pace

George Gibbs: Casey Coulter

Dr. Frank Gibbs: Jeff Flannery

Julia Gibbs: Julie Ballantyne Brown

Charles Webb: Bill McCloskey

Myrtle Webb: Leslie Garber

Rebecca Gibbs: Kelley Donnelly

Wally Webb: Chisomo Willson

Mrs. Louella Soames: Maureen Malinowski

Simon Stimson: Degrim Gretz

Howie Newsome: John Lamb

Professor Willard: Kiersten Gutherman

Joe Crowell, Jr. and Si Crowell: Matthias Hermen

Constable Bill Warren: Ed Saenz

Sam Craig: Dylan Hart

Joe Stoddard: Christopher Rivard

Townsperson: Samantha Odom

Townsperson: Joe Jabara


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