OUR TOWN

Our Town The newly formed Poway Performing Arts Company, under the sponsorship of the city of Poway, presents Thornton Wilder's Pultizer Prize-winning story of small-town life in 1901. The little New Hampshire village is set against a backdrop of centuries of time and social history.

Directed by Teri Erikson, the principal members of the cast for this production were Dan Randall, Ed Kilker, Diana Smith, Peggy Hanby, Emily Kolker, and Bill Stoddard.

Play was presented at the Poway Community Center, 13094 Bowron Road, Poway from April 2 through April 18; Friday, April 2, Saturday, April 3, Friday, April 9, Saturday, April 10, and Friday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

The director for the play is Teri Eriksen, who has been active in Scripps Ranch Community Theatre, Patio Playhouse and Firemen's Follies.

Don Randall will play the "stage manager" in the production. He also has been active in the Scripps Ranch Community Theatre. Scott Holst and Peggie Hamby will play George Gibbs and Emily Webb in "our town."

Others in the cast were Nina Companiotte, Peggy Maki, Diana Smith, Ed Kolker, John Gender, Lou Alliano and John Heinen. Newcomers included Emily Kolker, Stacy Weinstein, Glenn Alliano, Billy Stoddard, Norman Green, Bill McPherson and Cindy Sapp. The company, which is under the auspices of the city of Poway, includes some of the group which spearheaded the original Fireman's Follies in Poway.

"There is a critical need for more avenues for the arts and culture to be available to Poway residents," said Hope Alliano, a member of the theater group.

"We hope that the Poway Performing Arts Company will fulfill that need by giving people the opportunity to express their creativity and by giving local residents affordable community theater close to home," she said.