Pit & Balcony Theatre Presents One-Night Only Benefit Reading of ‘Our Town by Thornton Wilder on June 13th

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, Theatre,   From Issue 790   By: Robert E Martin

08th May, 2014     0

Over 75 years ago, Thornton Wilder penned Our Towna Pulitzer Prize winning drama that defined the power of a small town in the lives and purpose of its people.  Over seven decades later the story, themes, and characters of this classic work still ring true.

Pit & Balcony Theatre will present a one-night only presentation of Our Town – and to make this classic work truly a story of Saginaw, this memorable play will be performed by a broad array of community leaders and personalities that help define the character of the city in a special Benefit Performance of Our Town on Friday, June 13th at 7:30 PM.

According to P&B Board President Martha Humphreys, “Pit & Balcony was looking for a unique fundraiser that would help to also raise community awareness about the Theatre and bring in some new people who haven’t been to P&B in years, if ever. Knowing we have the ability to turn out high quality productions, we started kicking around ideas that would fit the bill. When Our Town as mentioned, we jumped on the chance to produce it.”

“The response to the casting call for this unique one-night-only fundraiser was wonderful,” continues Humphreys. “We’ve assembled a great cast including: former Mayor Greg Branch, Donna Branch-Cottrell, Sheriff William Federspiel, Suzanne Greenberg, Dr. George Gugino, John Humphreys (for the nepotism aspect), the Honorable Darnell Jackson, Renee Johnston of the Saginaw Community Foundation, Bill Koepke, Art Lewis, Bridget Looby, Laureen Lutenski, Arlene Maul, Kay Vanston, John Vowell, and Review Magazine Publisher & Editor, Robert E. Martin.  The cast will be directed by Veteran Pit director, Brandon Bierlein.”

“What a great group!” enthuses Humphreys. “All of these cast members have varied links to Saginaw and it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event and great fun to see all these people on-stage together.”

Ticket price is $50.00 and tickets are available now by calling 989-754-6587 Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00 PM or by visiting www.pitandbalconytheatre.com.


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