Thornton Wilder play ‘Our Town’ presented Nov. 2-4 by HLGU Theatre Department

Our Town cast

Front row from left, Abia Carlson, Katelyn Browning, Kahlan Nessler, and Sarah Hoke. Back row from left, Patrick Hedges, Gabriel Maier, Rhett Simpson, Lydia Brady, Caleb Hammontree MaKayla Bowen. (Not all cast members pictured) | Photo courtesy of Hannibal-LaGrange University

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal-LaGrange University Theatre Department will be presenting Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” Nov. 2-4 in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Set in the small town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., in the early 1900s, “Our Town” shows the lives of its townspeople focusing in on two families: the Gibbs and the Webbs. The three acts, spaced a few years apart, zero in on the relationships and changes in the town and its people to produce, according to Edward Albee, “the greatest American play ever written.”

Audience members are invited to arrive early to capture the full experience before the curtains rise. Roam around the Fine Arts lobby and experience and explore some of the people of the Hannibal community. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., but there may be some action before the play begins at 7 p.m.

Sabrina Brookshire, chair of the theater department at HLGU, said in a press release, “As a HLGU faculty member but also as a Hannibal community member, something I really want Hannibal to know is how much we love this town. But not because of the town but because of its people. The people are what make the town. One unique thing that we’re trying to do with this play is to feature our own families in the Hannibal community. I want to continue to make experiences for our community that tie to the community and that also excite them to come onto our campus. I hope people in our community know that we have a love for our town.”

Ticket prices range from $10 to $16. Special discounts are available for seniors over age and for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the theatre box office at 573-629-3182 or visit

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