OUR TOWN marks the end of the Silver Anniversary theater season at New World School of the Arts

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OUR TOWN marks the end
of the Silver Anniversary theater season
at New World School of the Arts
 
MIAMI— New World School of the Arts rounds off the 25th year anniversary celebration with Our Town, by one of America's best and most prolific playwrights, two-time  actors from NWSA's presentation of Our TownPulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder. Directed by NWSA faculty member James Randolph, the show highlights the talent of the NWSA high school juniors and seniors as they present for the last time this year. 
 
The four-day schedule begins on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 pm at the Louise O. Gerrits Theater – 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami.  Additional performances will be offered on May 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and on May 20 at 2:00 pm. General admission is $12, students and seniors $5. Tickets can be purchased online at nwsa.mdc.edu. 
 
"Through the play we discover the kind of place Grovers Corners is; a place where people hope and work for a better life. This is not a play unique to America for that's thehope of all peoples who live, work, raise families, and die; it is simply the cycle of life," notes James Randolph, Director of Our Town and acting instructor at NWSA. "Our Town is a great play and deserves study and revival in each generation; theoverall goal of this theatre program is to train the students in all types of material. Just as a great musician knows Mozart they must also know Count Basie and The Beatles."
 
Written in the mid 1930's, this play poses questions that need to be asked of our nation where there is a firm belief in God, Country and Family. A great American play that has worldwide appeal, it is believed that Our Town is performed every night of the year somewhere in the world. The reason is simple: its themes are basic to humanlife and it reveals the cycle of living and dying and how that affects individuals, families and communities. 
 
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, and is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida. Through its partnership with the University of Florida NWSA is able to grant Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees.
 
For more information about the theater program at NWSA, call (305) 237-3541 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu.
 
Photo Caption: PhotoS courtesy of NWSA
2804: Zachary Leibell, Maite Christi Francois, Brandon Flynn
2764: Maite Christi Francois, Brandon Flynn



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