West Bend Theatre Company unveils cast for ‘Our Town’

Published on August 21st, 2021


West Bend Theatre Company is pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of “Our Town,” which opens in October.

“The breadth and depth of the group of actors in this cast is a remarkable testimony to the appeal of ‘Our Town,’” said Jim Johnson, the show’s director. “It's fitting that this cast represents seven different counties in southeast Wisconsin and more than a dozen towns and cities. Collectively this group of actors brings nearly 1,000 shows worth of experience to tell this story to our community.”

Johnson added, “Grovers Corners is described in Act One as a ‘...pretty ordinary town... .’ While that may be true, this cast of ‘Our Town’ can only be described as pretty extraordinary."

Here is the cast (in order of appearance):

  • Stage Manager: Elizabeth Plotka-Heinen and Don Pountain

  • Dr. Gibbs: Robb Bessey

  • Joe Crowell: Karley Birenbaum

  • Howie Newsome: Devin Gehrke

  • Mrs. Gibbs: Angie Rodenkirch

  • Mrs. Webb: Naomi Tiefel

  • George Gibbs: Ben Johnson

  • Rebecca Gibbs: Eleanor Wells

  • Emily Webb: Kimberly Laberge

  • Wally Webb: Cody Provencher

  • Professor Willard: Kaitlin Kropidlowski

  • Editor Webb: Mike Shelby

  • Woman in the Balcony: Pam Drake

  • Woman in the Auditorium: Sara Yahr

  • Lady in the Box: Tatiana Patrick

  • Simon Stimson: Viney Pheng

  • Mrs. Soames: Kaitlin Kropidlowski

  • Constable Warren: Don Held

  • Si Crowell: Andrew Tiefel

  • Baseball players: Karley Birenbaum, Tatiana Patrick

  • Sam Craig: to-be-determined

  • Joe Stoddard: Don Held

  • Mrs. Forrest: Jennifer Dysert

  • Classmates of Emily: Olivia Terwilliger (Lois and Lizzy), Tatiana Patrick (Louise), Nina Pheng (Ernestine), Sara Yahr (Helen)

  • Congregational Church Choir: Jennifer Dysert, Nina Pheng, Pam Drake, Sara Yahr, Olivia Terwilliger, Tatiana Patrick

  • Ladies: Jennifer Dysert (Mrs. Slocum), Pam Drake (Miss Corcoran)

  • Wedding guests: Jennifer Dysert, Nina Pheng, Pam Drake, Sara Yahr, Olivia Terwilliger, Tatiana Patrick

  • Deceased citizens: Jennifer Dysert, Nina Pheng, Pam Drake, Sara Yahr, Olivia Terwilliger, Tatiana Patrick

“Our Town” is a three-act play written by Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. The play tells the story of a fictional town and the lives of its citizens in the early 1900s. Jim Johnson, a veteran actor and director, will direct the play.

Show dates are Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17 and will be held at the West Bend Masonic Lodge, 301 N. University Drive, West Bend.

Tickets are on sale now for $21. All seats are general admission.

Each show by the West Bend Theatre Company has a local partner, which fits our mission. The partner for “Our Town” will be announced in the coming weeks.

Founded in 2010, incorporated in 2017, the West Bend Theatre Company is a non-profit theater entity presenting live theater, camps, workshops and special events. The mission of the West Bend Theatre Company is to celebrate, enhance, and inspire by producing excellent theatre and by giving back to our community.

For more information about the West Bend Theatre Company, as well as upcoming shows, visit our website: www.westbendtheatreco.com. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook (@wbtheatreco), Twitter (@WBTheatreCo) and Instagram (@westbendtheatrecompany).

West Bend Theatre Company announces partnership with Affiliated Clinical Services
West Bend Theatre Company announces nonprofit partner for ‘Our Town’

Want to receive news and updates?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about your privacy.