“Our Town”: A Tale of Two Families and Everything in Between

By Stephanie Farmer

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From right to left: Klyr Oines, Jaida Votolato, Kristen Santarin, Ava Messinger, Caleb Nichols

Edmonds Woodway’s play production is starting a new year of plays with Our Town, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder.  The fall drama takes place over the course of ten years in which each act is a different year in the timeline. It is a story of relationships and connections between the people in a small town.

Jaida Votolato –junior and actress playing the role of Julia– says the play’s underlying message is, “a beautiful thing.” Votolato expressed “this play is all about relationships and living and growing by coming together.” It has an unshakable realness that makes it very important to its audience.

According to Votolato, each act surrounds a different stage of life in the people of the small town. The most important of these is the third act, which means so much to Votolato personally as it drives the deep moral into the hearts of viewers.

“Our Town” is playing Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm in the theater. It costs $5 with asb card and $7 without and is showing at the EWHS theater. Go out and support your peers in this display of talent.

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