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Our Town
Photo by JB Grunberg

Thornton Wilder's
OUR TOWN

A co-production of WTD and PS21
Directed by David Anderson
Lighting: Deena Pewtherer
Music: Jonathan Talbott
Costumes & Set: Katie Jean Wall

Our Town now has its own star in the firmament thanks to Lael Locke!

Download the Celestial Registry Certificate and map...

 

Read the Our Town Reviews:

"Sheer theatrical magic..." – read Register-Star review for WTD's OUR TOWN

"There is some of the lyrical quality of last season’s lovely Under Milk Wood in this similar but quintessentially American play. (...) And while director David Anderson couldn’t be more different from David Cromer, director of the current acclaimed New York production, Anderson plays the Stage Manager, too. Where Cromer was terse, Anderson is tender. (...) he gives Thornton Wilder’s words room to land on the heart. On the hill, near a small northeastern American town, early in a century, surrounded by familiar faces lit by the moon, this is the  Our Town that made me cry."  Read more...(PDF)  - Enid Futterman, OUR TOWN Magazine

 

"There could not be a better match of performance space and material, nor can I imagine a more open and welcoming "There could not be a better match of performance space and material, nor can I imagine a more open and welcomingproduction..."  Read Gail Burns' review   - Gail Burns, gailsez.org | Read more...(PDF)

 

"Exquisite production... the very definition of ensemble acting... first class in every sense of the term, a midsummer night's dream not to be missed."  
- Bruce G. Hallenbeck, The Columbia Paper Read Columbia Paper Review | Read more...(PDF)

 

"Gracefully blended...  An especially gratifying quality was the level of interaction among the performers, not only in individual scenes, when they were working closely together, but in ensemble action, when actors executed nicely tuned movements on opposite sides of the stage." - Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts    Read Berkshire Review for the Arts on WTD's Our Town (PDF) 

 

"The play calls on us to be attentive to life, and the PS/21 tent in rural Columbia County offers a perfect setting. On opening night, the audience wasn't the typical older theater crowd, but people of all ages enjoying the community created by well-crafted theater." - Albany Times Union   Read Times Union Review | Read more...(PDF)

 

"...the most life-affirming experience I've had whilst sitting down. Much better than church. And even fine dining."   -Elaine Khosrova, Food writer and editor of CULTURE (a magazine all about cheese)

View Our Town Photo Gallery

 

Featuring Eddie Allen*/David Anderson/Ralph Bedard/Benedicta Bertau/Paul Boothroyd/Bethany Caputo*/Parker Cross/Steve Dahlin/Luke Hildreth/Griff Jurchak/Jan Jurchak/ Luca Pearl Khosrova/John Scott Legg/Lael Locke/Robert Ian Mackenzie*/Morgana/Andrew Rosenberg/Nancy Rothman*
*Member, Actors' Equity Association

This IS Our Town! -  Guest starring as Professor Willard for one night only:

Wed July 7
Thu July 8
Sat July 10 
Sun July 11
Wed July 14
Thu July 15

David Black
Reverend Gary Gelfenbien
Parry Teasdale
Mitch Khosrova
Frank Serpico
Citizen of New Concord TBA

50% of the proceeds from this performance will go towards the campaign for the New Concord Church purchase. In addition, refreshments that night will be provided by New Concord residents and profits from that sale will also go towards funding the purchase. (The building on the Our Town cards and posters is the lovely old church in the hamlet of New Concord. The designer searched throughout the town for the perfect image to stand for the “Town” and found it in New Concord.)

Sat Jul 17
Sun July 18
Thu July 22 
Fri July 23 
Sat July 24
Sun July 25
Thu July 29
Fri July 30
Sat July 31
Sun Aug 1
Edgar Acevedo
Lenny Collins
Lloyd Constantine
Uel Wade
Jason Kahn
Patrick Doyle
John Spitzer
Ira Marks
Sheldon Evans
Martin Ping

Walking the dog Theater returns to PS/21 to stage one of the most enduring American plays ever; a classic portrait of small town life with all of the sadness, joy, truth and stark profundity that defines it. Theater critic Frank Rich of NYT closed a recent review with: "The true American faith endures in Our Town."

Performances:

July 7, 8, 10, 11
July 14, 15, 17, 18
July 22, 23, 24, 25
July 29, 30, 31, & August 1

Thursdays are Talk Back Nights: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29
$15 Nights: July 7, July 14, July 22, July 29

All shows at 8 pm at PS21 Chatham
2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037

Tickets:

General Box Office at PS21 Chatham:
· PS21chatham.org to purchase tickets in advance
· email ps21@taconic.net before noon the day of the show for reservations if you want to pay at the door (cash & check only)


Reservations Hotline for WTD 2010 Members ONLY: 518. 755. 1716
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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright
whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic
dimensions of human experience. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 for The
Bridge of San Luis Rey, the second of his seven novels, and received the
Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth
(1943). His hit play The Matchmaker (1954) was adapted as the musical
Hello, Dolly! and he enjoyed enormous success as a teacher, lecturer,
translator and adaptor, actor and librettist. His screenplay for Alfred
Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) remains a classic psycho-thriller to
this day. Wilder's many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the
American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and
the National Book Committee's Medal for Literature.

thorntonwilder.com

OUR TOWN Sponsors:

Chatham Courier/Register Star

Chatham Courier & Register Star

Ed Herrington, Inc. / Lavelle & Finn / Metz Wood Harder

Main Care / Kinderhook Bank

Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation

LOCAL 111

Local 111

 
 
 
 
 
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