May 172014

This weekend is the final to see our production of “Our Town”.  As someone who worked behind the scenes and is in the production I can say, without hesitation, that it has been a wonderful experience to be in “Our Town”.  The cast and the crew have created one of those “once in a while something comes along that is truly special” productions.  Last night the audience was rising to their feet in applause before the lights were down.  Sunday’s “we are done” is going to need some hankies to wipe away the tears.

The show is (today) Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00.  There are just a few tickets left, so if you want to see it, now is a good time to get tickets!

Here are a few pictures from a rehearsal.  Enjoy!

The Stage Manager


Doc Gibbs, the Stage Manager, and George




Doc Gibbs and his wife Julia


Doc Gibbs and his wife Julia


Rebecca and her brother George


Mr. Webb, wife Myrtle, and George



Feb 182014

Here is the cast list for Our Town as it stands as of 02/16/2014. We’re still looking for three teenage boys (about 17) and three boys who look 11-12. If you know of anyone who fits the descriptions and wants to get involved, please let us know.

And now, without further ado . . .

Stage Manager J. Louis Reid
Mr. Webb Robert Ready
Mrs. Webb Lori Jean
Dr. Gibbs Frank Kehoe
Mrs. Gibbs Liz Heun
Emily Webb Claire Demarais
Wally Webb Samuel Armstrong
George Gibbs Gabriel Grant
Rebecca Gibbs Nathalie Stapleton
Howie Newsome John Murray
Sam Craig Drew Briggs
Mrs. Soames Louise Mueller
Joe Stoddard Ted Posner
Simon Stimson David Tilley
Professor Willard Ethan Alsruhe
Woman in the Balcony Louise Richmond
Man in the Auditorium John Maurger
Woman in the Box Mary Scripps
Constable Warren Bob Carmody
Joe Crowell, Jr. Isaak Olsen
Si Crowell TBD
Basbeball Players TBD
Farmer McCarty John Mauger
Townsperson Sharon Panitch
Dec 232013

Please join ECP this May (May 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18) as we commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Town of Essex (one of many Vermont towns chartered on the same day in 1763) with one of America’s greatest plays, a play about life in a small New England village:  Our Town, by Thornton Wilder.

We selected Our Town this year not just because the timing was right or the place was fitting, but because, in this era of uncertainty and constant change, it’s important that we renew our appreciation for the things that give our lives meaning.  Those things haven’t changed in a hundred years or a thousand, and they probably won’t be any different a hundred years from now – or a thousand.

Our Town is an entertaining look into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people – as well as a timely and welcome reminder that each of our lives, no matter how it unfolds, is a wonder to be savored and shared.

You are invited to the celebration!

Auditions will be in early February.  The mythical town of Grover’s Corners is looking for new citizens, so check the ECP Web site for audition updates.  If you want to join a production crew, let us know – we can always use more hands on deck.  And, if you just want to see the finished product, mark one of our performance dates on your calendar now.

So come be part of what many consider to be America’s finest play.

Get character descriptions, roles, and Sides used at auditions.  See you at the auditions!

Adam Cunningham

Our Town director