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Our Town

by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Jesse Jou
August 15 - August 26

Please Note: Act 3 will take place in the
Pine Ridge Cemetery. See details below.


Playwright - Thornton Wilder
Director - Jesse Jou (he/him)
Scenic Designer - Natalie Eslami (she/her)
Costume Designer - Julia Squier (she/they)
Lighting Designer - J.D. Hopper (he/him)
Sound Designer - Andy Evan Cohen
Production Stage Manager - Courtney Knysch (she/her)
Assistant Stage Manager - Meredith Warren (she/her)


Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Baseball Player/Sam Craig - Teddy Best (he/him)
Mrs. Gibbs - Rachel Botchan* (she/her)
Louella Soames/Lady in Box - Claudia Campbell (she/her)
George Gibbs - Matthew Cubillos (he/him)
Wally Webb - Rafaela DeMartis (she/her)

Wally Webb - Mason Estling (he/him)
Howie Newsome/Mr. Carter - Brenden Gotham (he/him)
Dr. Gibbs - SJ Hannah (he/him)
Baseball Player/Joe Stoddard - Dylan Holt (he/they)
Professor Willard/Constable Warren - Carl Jaynes (he/him)
Simon Stimson/Man in Auditorium - Anthony Lopez* (
Emily WebbKelly McCarty (she/they)
Baseball Player/Si Crowell/Joe Crowell Jr - Kleo Mitrokostas (she/her)
Stage Manager - Tyler Nye* (he/him)
Rebecca Gibbs - Katelyn Ortiz (she/her)
Mrs. Webb - Keelie Sheridan* (she/her)
Mr. Webb - Colin Wasmund (he/him)

* Represents member of Actors' Equity Association


The story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. A tender play about how we must embrace and appreciate the value of life itself.

Please Note: the first two Acts of the play will take place in the theatre. Weather permitting, audiences will be guided outdoors to the Pine Ridge Cemetery (located behind the theatre) to experience the final scene.

This final scene of Our Town lasts 30-40 minutes and there will be seating or the option to stand in the cemetery. Ushers will guide the audience to and from this outdoor location.

For those with accessibility or weather concerns:

- The matinee performance on Sunday, 8/20 at 2pm will be performed entirely inside the theatre, and NOT move outdoors for the final act.

- Should there be rain or inclement weather, the play will stay indoors for the entirety of the performance.

-Join us August 22nd for a talkback post-show with Historic Saranac Lake's Amy Catania

2 hour, 15 minutes
which includes
two intermissions

PG rated
A 'Timeless' Classic



Thornton Wilder

(April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes — for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.



Jesse Jou

Jesse (he/him) Originally from Houston, TX, Jesse spent several years as a freelance theater director based in New York City before joining the faculty of Texas Tech University. He works primarily on new and contemporary plays. He has developed new work at the Lark Play Development Center; the New York International Fringe Festival; The Kitchen Theatre Co. (Ithaca, NY); and the Yale Cabaret. He was the Artistic Director of the 2010 Yale Summer Cabaret and served as the Staff Repertory Director of The Acting Company. He is an alumnus of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, where he conceived and directed a four-person adaptation of King Lear; the Drama League’s Directors Project; the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; and the Civilians R&D Group. Jesse received his MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama

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