A tribute to life’s small blessings, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is set in the New England town of Grover’s Corners in the early 20th century. Without scenery or props, the unconventional drama draws attention to the play’s themes and characters. The audience follows the love story and seemingly everyday life of George and Emily, only to be reminded of their own mortality and inter-connectedness.
The character of Emily Webb is played by freshman Jordan Hazen (Greenleaf, Idaho). George Gibbs is played by freshman Ryan McClees (Meridian, Idaho). Other performers include Aubrielle Holly (Nampa, Idaho), Autumn Tustin (Kandern, Germany), Alexandra Jarratt (Nampa, Idaho) and Josh Friesen (Billings, Mont.).
The performances is held at the NNU Little Theatre. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students and can be pre-ordered by calling 208.467.8795 or online at www.nnu.edu/homecoming. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The play is directed by Rick Strader.