Somerville residents to star in, direct, and produce Moonstruck Theater Company’s OUR TOWN.

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Framingham-based MOONSTRUCK THEATER COMPANY, in association with Amazing Things Art Center of
Framingham, is pleased to present the classic American play Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, opening Friday, March 14, and running for seven performances through Sunday, March 23. Performances will take place at Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed work. Set in the early 20th century in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, the play explores the beauty of love, marriage, family and the everyday precious moments that may be taken for granted. Our Town, known for its minimalistic use of set and props, has the Stage Manager narrate the love story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb. As the couple moves through life we are reminded of how important it is to stop and take time to appreciate the significance in the simplest of moments.

The show is produced by Caroline Fonseca and directed by Matthew Sherman, both of whom are Somerville residents. Fonseca has been performing all her life and founded Moonstruck Theater Company eight years ago. She currently works as the Coordinator for the Department of Visual & Critical Studies at Tufts University. Sherman has been with Moonstruck for four years, both as a performer and a director. Matthew works as a Branch Manager for Citizens Bank.

Our Town also features Somerville resident Kristie Norris as Mrs. Louella Soames, a gossipy townswoman with a penchant for nuptials. “I remember Our Town from high school and loved that since the play was simplistic visually, it challenged the audience to use their imaginations,” says Norris. “The thing that’s unique about this production is that we’re not afraid to be funny.”

Norris has been involved in theater since high school “My favorite past role was Witch/Lady Macduff/Porter/Murderer in Macbeth.” Kristie works as a Marketing Manager at an architecture firm in downtown Boston and recently started her own theater company, The Opposite of People.

The production will be presented at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA.

Tickets are $24 for general admission, $23 for senior citizens and students, $21 for Amazing Things Members, and $12 for children 12 and under.

For tickets, reservations, and more information, visit http://www.moonstrucktheater.org or call 508-405-ARTS (2787).

PHOTO CAPTION: Kristie Norris portrays Louella Soames in OUR TOWN.

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