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Thornton Wilder’s 'Our Town' hits the stage > CSM Stack Theatre 27th - 30th January

Thornton Wilder’s 'Our Town' hits the stage > CSM Stack Theatre 27th - 30th January

Published on: Tuesday, 19 January 2016


27th to 30th January @ 8pm
CIT Cork School of Music
Stack Theatre
Union Quay Cork

Tickets: €15 (€10 concession) available online or from the CSM General Office

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Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘Our Town’, by Thornton Wilder, has been chosen for the final-year production of the BA (Honours) in Theatre & Drama Studies at the CIT Cork School of Music. Doyen of Irish theatre, director Ben Barnes, has been working with the fourth year students since last September to stage this capstone performance on their specialist course.
 
Last year, this eighteen-strong cast played ‘The Laramie Project’ in a remarkable production in the CIT CSM Stack Theatre. This year’s offering is an American classic, set in the first decade of the twentieth century, in the backstage of a theatre in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners. Its themes are universal, centred on the lives and loves of the townsfolk, narrated and linked by the theatre’s stage manager. Directed by Ben Benner, the setting is simple, a bare bones set, designed, along with the costumes, by Lisa Zagone; stage business and props are conveyed through mime and movement created by Jess Rowell. CSM Master’s graduate Kieran Prendergast has created a moody and evocative lighting design that conveys the audience to the beginning of the last century, and incidental music is performed on a vintage harmonium by Cian O’Leary.
 


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