Walking the dog Theater
Our Town now has its own star in the firmament thanks to Lael Locke!
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."
"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)
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*
This IS Our Town! - Guest starring as Professor Willard for one night only:
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.)
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."
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright
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