Department of Theater
Wednesday, Nov. 7 –
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 13–Thurs., 15, 7:30 p.m.
Special Matinee: Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town that represents every town the world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager,” the play follows the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, N.H., through 12 years of life changes – from the mundane to the romantic to the devastating. Through young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents and the locals’ interwoven lives, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human.
Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse Project is a semester-long collaboration between CCU’s Department of Theatre students and participants with Project Lighthouse, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Horry County. This theatrically devised event is a culmination designed to engage audience members in civic dialogue and re-imagining. Amanda Masterpaul, lecturer, is director of the production and co-planner of the Lighthouse Project along with Gwendolyn Schwinke, associate professor, both of the Department of Theatre.
Project Lighthouse provides educational, informational, and prevention support for runaway, homeless, street youth. The program constitutes the first line of defense for street youth, identifying issues unique to this population and providing needed services.
Through workshops involving the students from the Department of Theatre and participants with Project Lighthouse, stories and experiences will light the way into a re-envisioning of our societal structures that perpetuate homelessness in order to transform our community through civic engagement.
Admission: Free and open to the public