By Thornton Wilder
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 PM; Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple Street, Summit
TICKETS: All seats are $15. Email email@example.com for tickets.
For more information, visit www.centralpres.org, or call 908.273.0441
This production marks the return of Walker Joyce as a producer and director. He founded the professional Bickford Theatre in Morris Township 19 years ago, and after executive posts with the Opera at Florham and the New Jersey Symphony, he’s launching the Central Players.
“I’ve been looking for a fresh opportunity to run a company for a long time,” Joyce said recently. New leadership at the Central Church and the performance-friendly venue are providing the chance. “The Auditorium is a large room with a real stage, and that’s where we’ll be for Our Town."
Starring as the Stage Manager is David Christopher (above, center) who has acted and directed on local and professional stages, including many collaborations with Joyce at the Bickford. “David is perfect as the narrator, and his help in launching things has been immeasurable. I’d been out of the loop for quite a while, and when he came aboard I had access to his huge network of people.”
Emily Webb and George Gibbs, the play’s literal boy and girl next store will be played by Kaitlin Noble (above left) of the Bronx and Matthew Cronin (above right) of Summit.