Our Town in town next week

North Little Rock's Argenta Community Theater and ACANSA Arts Festival of the South will present Thornton Wilder's Our Town with shows starting on Wednesday, March 9 and continuing through Saturday, March 19.

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The March 9 and 10 shows are preview nights with the official opening night on Friday, March 11.

Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with curtains opening at 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday night shows.

There's also a Sunday, March 13 matinee that will start at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $25.

The theater will open one hour before the show starts and food and drinks will be available for purchase. To buy tickets, click here or you can call 501-663-2287.

Our Town was described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written" when it debuted in 1938 and the nearly 84 year old story has proven to be timeless.

Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theater – die. 

Ben Grimes is the director, with Brandon Paul Eells as the Stage Manager, Caleb Allen as George Gibbs, and Finley Daniel as Emily Webb. 

It features Laura Grimes as Mrs. Gibbs, Duane Jackson as Dr. Gibbs, Verda Davenport-Booher as Mrs. Webb and Wyatt Hamilton as Mr. Webb. Ben Barham, Perry Bland, Sela Booher, Jamie Boshears, Shawn Brinker, Lucinda Paul Eells, Matthew French, Alex Hurdle, Tracy Hurdle, Steven Jones, Larry Lapaglia and Matthew Maguire make up the ensemble.

On the technical side, the original music composition is by Amos Cochran. Scenic Design is by Danny Grace, Lighting design is by Dena Kimberling with Technical Direction from Sara Cooke. Stage Manager is Kay Knight, Costumes by Shelly Hall, Sound Design by Steven Jones, Prop Design by Lauren Nicholas and Movement Coordination by Casey Dillard.

Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend all 2022 festival events.