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Our Town

Author: Thornton Wilder

Director: Peter Newling


Characters Summary: 12M (2 mid teen, 2 early 20s, 1 30s, 2 40s, 3 50s, 2 60s) 
5F (1 x teenager, 1 x 20s, 3 x late 40s/early 50s) 


Stage Manager: 50s plus. Very large role, so would suit a very experienced actor who is exceptionally good at learning lines.

Dr Frank Gibbs: 50s. Town doctor. Caring but efficient.

Julia Gibbs: Late 40s or early 50s. Wife to the above. Pleasant and ultra caring. Fundamentally happy and settled. Perhaps a bit of a worrier. 

George Gibbs: Early 20s. Must be able to play 17 years old in the first act. A genuinely nice young man – the sort any girl would like to take home to meet grandma. Polite, self-deprecating, modest. Lacking in self confidence. 

Rebecca Gibbs: Early 20s. Meant to be 11, but will settle for someone who looks younger than George! Slightly annoying younger sister. Small role, but will find other things for this actor to do. 

Charles Webb: 50s. Editor of the local paper. More knock-about than Dr Gibbs. The sort of man that would be great fun to have at a dinner party.

Myrtle Webb: 40s or early 50s. Efficient and organised, to the degree of coming across as a bit blunt or cold. 

Wally Webb: Teen. Wally is 11 years of age. Small role. May double with Joe/Si Crowell. 

Emily Webb: Early 20s. Must be able to play 16 years old in the first act. Major role. Very self confident.

Joe/Si Crowell: Teen. The local paper boy. Meant to be 11 years old, but could be any teen age. Joe and Si are brothers but can be played by the same actor. 

Howie Newsome: 30s. Milkman. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but a very pleasant young man. Rather serious, introverted type.

Professor Willard: 60s plus. Rather boring, stodgy type, but very enthusiastic about his studies and learnings. 

Simon Stimson: Over 40. Choir master. Has something of a reputation as a drinker and womaniser.

Louella Soames: 40s or 50s. The town gossip. Smallish but important role. Will provide some of the comic relief in the play. Role could be fun in the right hands. 

Constable Warren: 60s. Well respected local cop. Knows everyone. 

Sam Craig: Late 20s. Julia Gibbs’ nephew. Came for the funeral. Only appears in Act 3. May double with one of the other young male characters. 

Joe Stoddard: 40 plus. The undertaker. Only appears in Act 3. May double with Constable Warren or Professor Willard. 
All characters have a New England American accent.

Audition Venue: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

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Synopsis: An irrefutable classic of the American theatre. A work of humanity and warmth, Our Town is the story of the people who live in a small town called Grover's Corner, in New Hampshire. We follow the Gibbs and Webb families through twelve years of life changes from secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses. Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover's Corners' friends and neighbours, Thornton Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human with humour, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling. Our Town offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realisation.

Other Information: All characters have a New England American accent. 
Because the production involves under-age actors, cast and crew will be required to hold a current Working With Children Check. 

Auditions by appointment only. For a copy of the script, or to book an audition, email the director via


Sunday 11 February, 2018
Monday 12 February, 2018
Venue Address
29 Burke Road

Victoria, Melbourne