Tag: Our Town
Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece of modern drama, Our Town, is a deceptively difficult play to stage successfully, because it requires a large supporting cast capable of transforming their fleeting cameo roles into unforgettable characters. This powerful and poetic three-act play, which won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, delivers three juicy slices of turn-of-the-century American life… Read More ›
Thornton Wilder’s perennially popular impressionistic 1938 drama OUR TOWN is a deceptively difficult script to pull off successfully. On the surface, it seems so simple, because the play consists of a series of brief but vivid vignettes, performed on a stage bare but for a few pieces of furniture, organized around three familiar themes —… Read More ›
The Justice Theater Project’s Fresh, New Version of “Our Town” Is Based on the Current Off-Broadway Production
The Justice Theater Project will present a fresh, new production of OUR TOWN, the groundbreaking masterpiece of Modern Drama by Madison, WI-born playwright Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), on Sept. 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26 in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, NC. The JTP presentation, guest-directed by Kevin Ferguson, will be based on the current Off-Broadway production, directed by David Cromer.
Chris Brown’s portrayal of the Stage Manager, a character most believe represents God, is incredibly multifaceted, yet Brown still manages to make it look completely effortless.