With their usual quick wit and enthusiasm, the 17 members of The Watermill Young Company, aged from 16 to 25, have been rehearsing for their latest production, Our Town. The cast will bring Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning play to life on The Watermill stage from 8 to 11 November.
A play that rejoices in the simple experience of everyday life, it tells the story of a small American town, Grover’s Corner, and the people that make up that town, at the beginning of the twentieth century. By exploring the major events in a family’s history, the first loves, graduations, marriages and deaths, Thornton Wilder both questions and celebrates the glories of everyday existence.
Director Seamus Allen says:
“I am always in awe of the talented and dedicated young repertory cast I get to work with on each show. We often choose shows to exploit their boundless energy, but this year we present something that will express their raw and truthful ability as actors. A gentler piece, but not lacking one drop of the usual Young Company passion.”
Comparisons are often drawn between Our Town and Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Our Town follows a run of Thomas’ comic masterpiece which is currently playing at The Watermill until Saturday 4 November.
Young Company productions at The Watermill are afforded the same level of professional support given to all other shows that the theatre stages. Professional directors, designers and lighting designers work with the young people alongside The Watermill’s production, stage management and administration teams.
The Sackler Trust are Principal Supporter of The Watermill Young Company
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