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Theatre TJC opens 2013-14 season with 'Our Town'

TYLER, September 22, 2013— Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning small-town tale opens Theatre TJC’s 2013-14 season.“Our Town” examines love, marriage, life and death in early 20th-century America as it traces a dozen years in the lives of the inhabitants of Grover’s Corner, N.H.

The Tyler Junior College production is under the direction of Dr. David W. Crawford.

The cast: Jacob Spadie, Tyler, as Stage Manager; Braden Socia, Tyler, as Dr. Gibbs; Jacob Rhodes, Diana, as Joe Crowell, Si Crowell and Baseball Player; Sir Isaac Nelson, Tyler, as Howie Newsome; Stephanie Spencer, Palestine, as Mrs. Gibbs; Hannah Johnson, Tyler, as Mrs. Webb; Tyler Larson, The Colony, as George Gibbs; Kimberly Powers, Tatum, as Rebecca Gibbs; Sebastian Mahfood, Ore City, as Wally Webb; C.C. Weatherly, Tyler, as Emily Webb; Ryan Ormandy, Van, as Professor Willard and Farmer McCarthy; Jacob Charlebois, Winona, as Mr. Web; Holley Garrison, Ferris, as Mrs. Soames and Woman in the Audience; Christine Pinsky, Red Oak, as Mrs. McCarthy and Woman in the Audience; Hanro Janse van Rensburg, Kempton Park, South Africa, as Simon Stimson; Philip Frazier, Kilgore, as Constable Warren; Anthony Johnson, Jacksonville, as Joe Stoddard and Baseball Player; Rebecca Carney, Athens, as Samantha Stoddard and Woman in the Audience; Rachel Creason, Tyler, as Grave.

Assistant directors are Rachel Creason and Katie Weatherly, both of Tyler.

Show times are 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5, 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 25. All seats are $5. TJC Box Office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekdays throughout the run of the show. For reservations, call the box office at 903-510-2212.

For more information on TJC theatrical productions and programs, please go to www.tjc.edu/theatre.

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