Meet the Cast of "Our Town"

Brian Robin
 | Apr 19, 2022
The Cast of Our Town
Top row: Mikayla Conley, Paul Culos, Brad Culver and Nicole Erb. Row two: Michael William Gomez, Saúl Gutierrez, Corey Jones and Hal Landon Jr. Row three: Jo Lopez, Evan Lugo, Michael Manuel and Kwana Martinez. Bottom row: Elyse Mirto, Grace Morrison, Lester Purry and Moses Villarama.

Thornton Wilder wrote Our Town to illustrate the meaning that exists in the simple, everyday happenings within a single community: the diverse lives that come together to form that community.

Our Town runs May 7-June 4 on the Segerstrom Stage.

The cast features SCR Founding Member Hal Landon Jr. as the Stage Manager. It is Landon’s first SCR role since he ended his iconic, 40-year run as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol in December 2019. Landon has appeared in 122 different SCR productions, dating back to 1967’s Playboy of the Western World.

Joining Landon in the cast are several SCR veterans. Paul Culos (Howie Newsome) returns after appearances in SCR’s Theatre for Young Audiences and Families Productions of The Velveteen Rabbit and Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook.

Brad Culver (Simon Stimson) returns after his appearances in One Man, Two Guvnors, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and Charlotte’s Web.

Nicole Erb (Mrs. Soames/Lady in the Balcony) also appeared in Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook, along with The Velveteen Rabbit.

If you saw The Velveteen Rabbit and Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook, you also saw Jo Lopez (Sam Craig/Baseball Player).

Michael William Gomez (Joe Stoddard/Baseball Player) was cast in I Get Restless. He attended rehearsals before that production was canceled due to the pandemic. Most recently, Gomez appeared in a NewSCRipts reading of The Hombres.

Michael Manuel (Mr. Webb) returns after his haunting performance as Jacob Marley in SCR’s A Christmas Carol this past winter. His other SCR credits include Amos and Boris, Tartuffe, Eurydice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and numerous readings.

Kwana Martinez (Mrs. Gibbs) returns to SCR after her appearance in the world premiere of Mr. Wolf, along with several Pacific Playwrights Festival and NewSCRipts readings.

Elyse Mirto (Mrs. Webb) previous appeared at SCR as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love, and as Mother in Little Black Shadows.

Lester Purry (Constable Warren) appeared at SCR as Rev. Charles Grace in Fireflies.

Moses Villarama (Professor Willard/Baseball Player) made his SCR debut last weekend in the Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of A Million Tiny Pieces.

Evan Lugo (George Gibbs) makes his SCR debut prior to his graduation from the UC Irvine MFA Acting program.

Also making their SCR debuts are Mikayla Conley (Rebecca Gibbs/Lady in the Box/Woman Among the Dead), Corey Jones (Dr. Gibbs), Saúl Gutierrez (Wally Webb/Joe Crowell Jr./Si Crowell), and Grace Morrison (Emily Webb).

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