In Our TOWN    


BB theatre pro.jpg  presents the classic OUR TOWN known to many, may be a natural-fit for our mountain community of many performers.  When as young acting high school students, we got acquainted with Wilder’s play; and felt it spoke to everyone about ‘Their Town’, wherever in the USA it was.  And now, Beth Wheat (I still refer to as my friend, Beth Gardner) brings The Big Bear Theatre Project, her theatre troupe to the Performing Arts of Big Bear Lake. The combination of the familiar screenplay and the very talented actors who are all from ‘our town, is truly an epic treat for us all. 

Some familiar actor-faces plus some new faces that will quickly become familiar, too are:

Brian Adams, Steve Cassling, Matt Gardner, Steve Gaghagen, Diana Hintergarot, Teresa Hoffman, and Tiffany Toner. And there’s more great supporting actors, too. 

For me, it’s exciting to see several young adults who I’ve known since they were youngsters.  I remember Matt and his brother Jack, from way back.  It’ll be great to see these actors bring OUR TOWN to our home-town. 

Opening Friday July 6th with six performances scheduled, it will be no surprise to see a packed-house each of the evening performances, with one Sunday matinee. Get your tickets as soon as possible. 


Our Town a play by Thornton Wilder, the setting in 1938, follows the everyday lives of citizens of a fictional American small town, named Grover's Corner. This timeless drama is a simple story of a love affair that asks questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.

OUR TOWN won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival in 1989, and the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1989. What do you think; its likely to win the Hearts of Big Bear Valley Award? 

By E T Russell


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