Our Town Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama at Vanguard University
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Featured review from Chelsea B.
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Wow. Thank you for rekindling my love for dramatic theater once again! This production has been done so much, but Vanguard raised the bar even more. The slight changes to the mundane made the overall story unique and pretty spectacular. Tears were definitely shed in my row... and envy for the pretty blouses worn by the actresses.
Through the magic of theatre, Thornton Wilder creates Our Town, a fenceless worldwide neighborhood that transcends societal boundaries and invites people everywhere to consider the path they are on and what is most important in life. The story revolves around Emily Webb, who falls in love and begins her happy life only to experience death during the birth of her child. Through afterlife sequences she and her loved ones explore life’s probing questions.
*Susan K. Berkompas *has been a producing artistic director of the American Coast Theater Company since 1997 and is the Department Chair of the Vanguard University Theatre Arts Program. She received her B.F.A. in acting/directing from the University of Montana and her M.F.A. in acting/directing from the California Repertory Company. She has studied Shakespeare in Oxford with the British American Drama Academy where she worked with renowned Shakespeare teacher and scholar, John Barton. Susan is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and AFTRA. She is the 2005 receipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab West. She also serves on the Education Committee at South Coast Repertory.
She has directed plays such as: The Glass Menagerie; _Othello _(The _Daily Pilot’s _top college pick for 2006); The Boys Next Door; Macbeth; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Charley’s Aunt; and Pump Boys and Dinettes_. Her favorite roles are: Velma Kelly (Chicago_); Frau Schneider (Cabaret_); Eleanor (Lion in Winter_); Desdemona (Othello_); Queen Elizabeth (Richard III_); Queen Hecuba (Agamemnon); The Witch (Into the Woods); Mona (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean); and Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire).