Nagoya Players is very pleased to announce the cast for our 2020 production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Our Town.
We have a few returning faces and a lot of new talent to showcase in this production. Nagoya theater veterans Matt Smith, Allan Van Der, Ritchie Croan, John Ahern and Joe Sichi are all familiar and beloved faces. They’ll be joined on stage by newcomers to the scene Emily Bailey, Holly McNamee, and Becky Barelle. We also have a family of youngsters on stage with the adorable Uta Tsuchida and her brothers Rintaro and Nikichi. And most exciting of all is our collaboration with Meijo University’s Faculty of Foreign Language. Several students from Meijo’s drama program, lead by Prof. Masami Iwai, will be making their English-acting debuts.
This show achieves so many of the goals we’ve set for our group. The Our Town production will bring in a new batch of young talent that will receive guidance, instruction and training from our experienced pool of actors and artists. Experience and youth working together on one of the true classics of the stage is a beautiful thing to see. We’re very excited to put this amazing show together for the city of Nagoya to enjoy.
Ritchie Croan as SIMON STIMSON
Joe Sichi as HOWIE NEWSOME
Myu Umemura as MRS SOAMES
Yusuke Suzuki as JOE STODDARD
Marika Takeuchi as SAM CRAIG
Ayane Hashiba as WALLY WEBB
Uta Tsuchida as REBECCA GIBBS
Nikichi Tsuchida as JOE CROWELL JR
Rintaro Tsuchida as SI CROWELL
Ami Makino, WOMAN IN THE BALCONY
Risa Usui, LADY IN A BOX
John Ahern, BELLIGERENT MAN