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… Continue reading “Our Town” Cast Fails to Do Justice to Thorton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize Winning Play
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 —… Continue reading J. Chachula Stars as the Stage Manager in The Justice Theater Project’s Vivid Version of “Our Town”
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.