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Live: “Our Town” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Brie Larson, Dylan Baker and Campbell Scott (photo by T. Charles Erickson)


Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town” is about the poetry and grace of day-to-day living in small town America.

It’s about living in the moment.

And it is, quite simply, the quintessential 20th century American play.

“Our Town” somehow seems like a fitting farewell for outgoing Williamstown Theatre Festival artistic director Nicholas Martin. Wilder’s play is set in the fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, but Williamstown, Massachusetts is not all that different. This is a deceptively casual, unhurried production, and director Martin plays it straight – no fancy updates or dramatic re-interpretations forced onto Wilder’s script.

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