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WORLD PREMIERE OF THORNTON WILDER’S UNFINISHED FULL-LENGTH PLAY

COMPLETED BY KIRK LYNN
DIRECTED BY ROB MELROSE

NEUHAUS THEATRE

“A love letter to the Alley Theatre audience”

PAPER CITY

 

Thornton Wilder’s unfinished masterpiece comes to life for the first time, and you play a vital role! An orphaned young man escapes to the city, only to discover a grand metaphor for life itself, with the audience woven into the very fabric of the play by Wilder himself. This world premiere explores big questions with Wilder’s signature wit and charm. Be an active participant in this exciting moment in theatre history!



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RUN TIME

The Emporium is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including one intermission.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 7:30 PM

Best Seats: Please select the indicated performance and use Promo Code ASLSEAT to gain access to the best seats to view ASL interpreters, or contact Guest Services at (713) 220-5700 or boxoffice@alleytheatre.org.

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CONTENT ADVISORY

Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium contains some Language and passing references to Violence and suicide in this contemporary adaptation of an unfinished play by one of America’s greatest writers. To learn more about the content of this show, please visit our content advisory page.

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FURTHER READING

Learn more about Thornton Wilder.

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WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Before you attend the performance, the program provides cast bios, sponsor backgrounds, and further reading.

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CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 PM
Assisted Listening Devices are also available at every performance.
To best see the captioning screen, we recommend the following seats:
West Section, Rows EFD

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PRE-SHOW ALLEY CHAT

Pre-Show Alley Chats start at 1:00 PM for matinee performances and 6:30 PM for evening performances and are FREE with your ticket to the performances listed below.

Join us for a pre-show Alley Chat:
Sunday, May 12, 1:00 PM
with the Design Team

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM
with Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s Nephew

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Listen to The Playlist

A playlist inspired by what would be played in The Emporium.



IN THE WORKS: Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium (click to expand!)

Costume Design by Raquel Barreto

Scenic Design by Michael Locher



Creative Team

Thornton Wilder

PLAYWRIGHT

Kirk Lynn

PLAYWRIGHT

Rob Melrose

DIRECTOR

Michael Locher

SCENIC DESIGN

Raquel Barreto

COSTUME DESIGN

Cat Tate Starmer

LIGHTING DESIGN

Yezminne Zepeda

SOUND DESIGN

Jocelyn A. Thompson

STAGE MANAGER

Brandon Clark

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER


The Cast


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