Speakeysie News Desk – FebruRY 1, 2022
GAINESVILLE, GA — Due to swiftly changing school district protocols and the Brenau University decision to move to digital learning for the first few weeks, Gainesville Theatre Alliance has postponed the WonderQuest production of The Pirate Queen, set to perform in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium. In its place, GTA will produce the American classic Our Town by Thorton Wilder, February 11-19 in UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre.
Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, this beloved meta-play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and pass on–ultimately reminding us of the importance of living our lives with intent and purpose.
Gainesville Theatre Alliance continues to monitor, as we are able, the Covid-19 status of our casts and crew. Vaccinations, masks, and frequent testing are strongly encouraged, but not required on the UNG campus as per University System of Georgia standards. Although we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of all involved, audience members choosing to enjoy our productions do so at their own risk.
Tickets for Our Town go on sale Tuesday, January 18 and will be available at GainesvilleTheatreAlliance.org or by calling the GTA box office at 678-717-3624.
ABOUT GAINESVILLE THEATRE ALLIANCE:
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