Each weekend from now to Nov. 23, four high schools will present Thornton Wilder’s paean to small-town life and living life to the fullest.
First up is Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, with performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2. At Hendrick Hudson High School, 2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose. 914-257-5800.
Next is Brewster, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at the Brewster High School PAC, 50 Foggintown Road, Brewster. 845-279-5051.
Lakeland High School follows, with performances at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 and 16 at 1349 E. Main St., Shrub Oak. 914-528-0600.
Last up is Valhalla, with performances at 7 p.m., Nov. 22 and 23, at 300 Columbus Ave., Valhalla. 914-683-5014.
Read my special report on a production of “Our Town” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility here.
Playing Emily at Hen Hud is Roxanne Arecco, who talked about how putting herself in the shoes of a young woman in turn-of-the-20th-century New Hampshire means looking at the simple things in life, things that remain the same: hot baths, freshly ironed dresses and all.
Roxanne recites Emily’s final lines for us in the video above.