“Our Town” at The Blue Ridge Community Theater

The Mountain Life Team Blogger August 23, 2008

Our Town BRCTThe Stage Manager shows us glimpses of several days in the life of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in 1900, 1903 and about nine years after that. The Webb and Gibbs families live next to each other and their children Emily and George are childhood sweethearts who eventually decide to marry. The Stage Manager examines everyday life from several points of view, all of which prepares us for a harsh lesson: The living seem barely aware of the miracle of their lives, and even less aware of how fleeting a lifetime can be.

Thornton Wilder brings us a profound, strange, unworldly significance with “Our Town”. This is less the portrait of a town than the sublimation of the commonplace; and in contrast with the universe that silently swims around it; it is brimming over with compassion.

The Blue Ridge Community Theater is located in Blue Ridge, GA. within the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. The Theater is within Hampton Square which is located on the corner of West First Street and Mountain Street in Blue Ridge. If you have ever been to Blue Jeans for GREAT Pizza or Italian Cuisine, then you know right where the theater is located. If you need any further information, please feel free to call me at 706.633.8186 or you can shoot me an email at ChadL@KW.com. Show times are listed below.

Showing August 29th -September 21st

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.

History of The Blue Ridge Community Theater

BRCT LogoPrayers do get answered. Gateway Mountain Players is happy to announce our move from our Main Street location to the new Hampton Square consortium.Hampton Square, designed by architectural firm Smith Dalia whose past projects have included the King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, promises to be an exciting new addition to Blue Ridge life. Located at 11 Mountain St., with high-design, high-concept shops, a restaurant, an alpaca wool processing exhibit and product sales–and now with a brand new 132-seat theater, the development is sure to become a destination spot for both locals and visitors.

With the support of the local community, our interim space helped our Act 3 series become a great success. Now, with this move, the Players will be able to create a roster of full-scale, fully realized productions. We now have a yearly, subscriber-driven season, and drawing on the talents that have already been discovered and nurtured, can create theater of which the community may be truly proud.

And in the spirit of community, this move gives us the opportunity to redefine ourselves in many ways. When we establish ourselves in our new quarters, we will become Blue Ridge Community Theater. What will not change, we hope, is the commitment which our board and volunteers have brought to our endeavors thus far, and the kind participation and support we have enjoyed from our members and friends.

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