USC Union Players to present ‘Our Town’

By Derik Vanderford dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

April 17, 2014

UNION — A classic stage play will be brought to life by students and members of the community next weekend in Union.

The USC Union Players will hold a stage production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the USC Union Auditorium. The play is sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association.

“We’ve had an amazing turnout this year,” said director Amber Crocker, who has directed several previous productions at USC Union. “I am so grateful to have the community involved.”

Crocker explained that this play requires a much larger cast than those of the past several years, and auditions were opened to members of the community. Crocker complimented Caroline Morgan for getting the word out about auditions and the production itself. Morgan had originally intended to co-direct the play with Crocker, but she had to resign due to travel requirements with her career.

Crocker said the response from the community was inspiring, and it has been a very positive experience working with all of the members of the cast and crew who are new to theatre at USC Union.

The cast of the play includes Justin Phillips, Richard Burgess, Chris Spencer, Derrick Means, Jasmine Craig, Coley Touzel, Bonnie Baker, Doyle Wheatley, Taylor Grant, Cassandra Sinclair, Shyanne Hall, Rod Richardson, Floyd Small, Cheryl Creech, Everett Leigh, Nicole Glenn, Michelle Austin, John Crocker and Rob Cipriano.

The stage crew includes Alexis Taylor, Rashad Green, Brandon Pitts, Tommy McGowan, Jaquan Foster, Darius Orr and Cody Sinclair.