Our Town

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Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014
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Our Town

This play was seen on 7/27/10 in the Barrow Street Theater West Village NYC: Not having known anything about Thornton Wilder?s play prior to attending, but having heard the play referenced, on numerous occasions, my curiosity was peeked. After reading the description of the play online, I decided to purchase tickets and see what the play, and David Cromer?s adaptation was all about. The set was ultra-minimalist, being comprised of just 2 tables in the center of the stage, which allowed for the cast members to very effectively transport the audience member?s imagination right into the very town of Grovers Corners and into the everyday lives of its inhabitants. With the exception of one scene, during the third act where a full set and costumes were used to represent the importance of the scene, the play was largely left to the imagination of the audience. Although the entire cast, without exception, was magnificent, no better choice then Helen Hunt in the role of Stage Manager could have been made. Helen Hunt was the shining light of the production and was the glue that bonded the entire piece together. Helen Hunt and cast were so adept at making the town of Grover?s Corners come to life, that several audience members were audibly upset, by the passing of one of the town?s folk. This play is an absolute must see before its run ends on September 12th. For me personally seeing this cast, on this day, moved this play, to the top choice for my favorite play of all time. Do not hesitate, even one more day, buy your tickets now.

Our Town

This play was seen on 7/27/10 in the Barrow Street Theater West Village NYC: Not having known anything about Thornton Wilder?s play prior to attending, but having heard the play referenced, on numerous occasions, my curiosity was peeked. After reading the description of the play online, I decided to purchase tickets and see what the play, and David Cromer?s adaptation was all about. The set was ultra-minimalist, being comprised of just 2 tables in the center of the stage, which allowed for the cast members to very effectively transport the audience member?s imagination right into the very town of Grovers Corners and into the everyday lives of its inhabitants. With the exception of one scene, during the third act where a full set and costumes were used to represent the importance of the scene, the play was largely left to the imagination of the audience. Although the entire cast, without exception, was magnificent, no better choice then Helen Hunt in the role of Stage Manager could have been made. Helen Hunt was the shining light of the production and was the glue that bonded the entire piece together. Helen Hunt and cast were so adept at making the town of Grover?s Corners come to life, that several audience members were audibly upset, by the passing of one of the town?s folk. This play is an absolute must see before its run ends on September 12th. For me personally seeing this cast, on this day, moved this play, to the top choice for my favorite play of all time. Do not hesitate, even one more day, buy your tickets now.

Pure theater

Ive seen this production 6 times since it opened in February last year. The cast changes have been interesting, but mostly I go to spend some time with characters and with actors I can relate to and whom I respect. David Cromers insightful production strips away all the folksy elements that have made this play seem so fusty and safe for so many years. He approaches it as if it were a new script and in his hands and in the lands of his superb cast, it IS new. The best experience I have had in many a year of regular theater-going.

Pure theater

Ive seen this production 6 times since it opened in February last year. The cast changes have been interesting, but mostly I go to spend some time with characters and with actors I can relate to and whom I respect. David Cromers insightful production strips away all the folksy elements that have made this play seem so fusty and safe for so many years. He approaches it as if it were a new script and in his hands and in the lands of his superb cast, it IS new. The best experience I have had in many a year of regular theater-going.

Absolutely Brilliant!

A play and a production for our time! Moving, beautiful, simple.

RE:lirpa2271

I saw this play March 2009, but I have seen in a few times before through other theaters - this is my favorite version. The background set is sparse, but thats what gives it such a powerful effect. I always cry at the end without fail! Planning on seeing it again in the next couple weeks.