‘Our Town’ comes to Southeast’s River Campus Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Our Town” as a part of the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play is often referred to as the greatest American play ever written. The immortal tale of small town morality is set in the mythical village of Grover’s Corner.

“We’re thrilled to bring this show to life for the very first time at the Conservatory,” said Dr. Kenn Stilson, chair of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance.

“Our Town” presents a story about daily life, love and marriage, and death and eternity capturing the universal experience of being alive. The play is performed primarily on a bare stage and without props with actors miming actions.

“It’s a warm and powerful story about the life and death of the inhabitants of small town America,” Stilson said. “It’s as timely and relevant today as ever and will speak to our audiences of all ages and backgrounds.”


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at


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