Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama to Kick Off 150th Anniversary of Church

NAVESINK, NJ – The Stone Church Players will present Thorton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town at All Saints’ Memorial  Church on the first two weekends in October–Friday/Saturday evenings at 8 pm on October 4, 5, 11 & 12; and Sunday matinees at 3 pm on October 6 and 13.  Our Town is produced by Michael Hazlett and directed by Michael McClellan.

Wilder’s perennially favorite about life in Grover’s Corners, NH  in the early 1900’s serves as a backdrop for the play’s true intention of helping audiences learn to appreciate every aspect of life and the people in it every single day. The three acts mirror a life cycle including daily life, love and marriage, and death and separation.  The universal theme of appreciating the beauty in each day is easily understood by and instructional for all age groups.

With the production of Our Town, All Saints’ Memorial Church initiates its upcoming year-long series of events to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary year.  On December first, the church’s celebrations will continue with its thirty-third annual Candlelight Concert and a special family musical production follows on December 15. 

All Saints’ Memorial Church, designed by noted church architect Richard Upjohn and consecrated in 1864, gained National Historic Landmark status in 1988.  The church enjoys a highly-regarded reputation for hosting a variety of musical and dramatic presentations in support of the arts each year.

Space for all performances is limited–please make your reservations early for Our Town: Phone the church office at 732-291-0214 or email the church office at [email protected]  Please make sure you indicate your name and the date you prefer along with your return phone or email information  (ex: Fri.,  October 11,  3 seats, Sally Smith, 222-333-4444).

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