WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., welcomes adults and teens to open auditions for a production of Thornton Wilder’s classic play “Our Town” on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, March 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

“Our Town” presents the joy and drama of everyday life in the mythical town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children grow up and experience falling in love.

It calls for a large cast of adults and several teens, including central characters Emily Webb and George Gibbs (ages 15 to 17), and their younger siblings Wally and Rebecca (middle schoolers).

Rehearsals will begin at the end of March. Show dates are Thursdays through Saturdays, May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21; all evening performances.

The Waldo’s executive director, Kate Fletcher, will direct this first show of 2022. “It’s been on my mind throughout the pandemic to bring this beloved play — written when The Waldo was being built; set in a small New England town — to our stage,” says Fletcher. “It’s a way to celebrate the heart and resilience of townsfolk everywhere; to embrace the small but precious moments in life that can fly by while we’re not looking; and to remember those we’ve lost.”

Fletcher holds a degree in theatre and also trained in acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. She performed most recently at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Conn., and served as education director for Elm Shakespeare Company, in New Haven, Conn. In Maine, Fletcher helped establish the Midcoast Family Theatre, and was active at Camden Civic Theatre as a director and actor. Her past Waldo Theatre directing credit is for a 2013 production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required inside The Waldo. Adults attending with children younger than 12 will be asked a series of standardized COVID questions. For actors and production crew, initial rehearsals will be with masks. Later rehearsals and performances will be without masks.