Todd Schnackes Last show

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department is pleased to announce its production of the classic American play “Our Town.”

Performances of “Our Town” will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; Friday, May 5; and Saturday, May 6; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday May 7. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office line, 892-3999, extension 2400. Tickets are $6 for students and $7 for adults.

Ray-Pec Theatre is proud to present this moving play about what is truly important in life. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938, “Our Town” follows the lives of the people of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, and in doing so, examines what it means to be human. “Our Town” has been performed thousands of times around the world and carries a message as important today as when it was originally written. 

The cast includes Nigel Norvell as the Stage Manager, Sav Jordan as Emily Webb, Tre Hill as George Gibbs, Brooklyn Burk as Mrs. Webb, Andrew Burton as Mr. Webb, Benjamin Herrell as Wally Webb, Irelynn Sloan as Mrs. Gibbs, Noah Tuttle as Doc Gibbs, Aurora Lautzenhiser as Rebecca Gibbs, Sarah Freidline as Mrs. Soames, Audrey Shepard as Simon Stimson, Elijah O’Brien as Howie Newsom, Corbin Williams as Professor Willard, Eli Showen as Joe Crowell, Ian Haneberg as Si Crowell, Ronald Graves as Constable Warren, Jillian Collom as Sarah Craig, Devin Fisher as Joe Stoddard, Jordan Kim as Mr. Carter, Addi Kyle as Widow McCarty, Bing Van Son as the Belligerent Man, Dinah Hodgson as the Lady in the Theatre, Avery Monnig as the Lady of Culture, Mason Rew as Fred, Jaxson Fines as Jeremiah, Kaedyn Blede as Thomas, Thatcher Woodson as John, Ethan Thomas as Benjamin, Makenna Copeland as Ernestine, Gabriella Vides as Miss Corcoran, Mia Mikulicz as Lois, Amy Robinson as Helen, Alex Gawron as Walter, Ember Davis as Martha, Wyatt Rust as Mr. Foster, Maye Thomas as Erma, Alexis Balentine as Mrs. Slocum, Ellie McRill as Jessie, and Paxtynne Pritchett as Louise. 

Working behind the scenes are Teacher Todd Schnake as the director, and patrons Pam Schnake, Michael Connelly and Kay Connelly as production assistants. The lighting designer is Jillian Griffin. The assistant directors for “Our Town” are Avery Monnig and Alia Abdelgawad. The stage manager is Owen Phillips. The sound designer is Aisha Yanez-Corea. Props are overseen by Abigail Anderson and Hailey Feagins. The costume crew is headed up by Kennedy Varner and the hair and make-up crew is led by Lillian Kocher. 

This is the last show that will be directed by Todd Schnake as the head of the RPHS Theatre Department, as he retires at the end of June.