Augie Praley's New Perspective on Thornton Wilder's Our Town Extends Run
''Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town'' is directed by Isaac Klein.
Producer Maggie D'Ambrose has announced that the world premiere production of Augie Praley's Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town has extended its run. The work, which was initially set to conclude its limited run on January 15, will now run through February 12. Performances began December 4, 2016.
The new play is described as such: "A playwright invites us along as he returns to his high school gymnatorium on the night before it's to be torn down, to examine and reimagine the lives that were touched in some way by the building — especially those involved in the school's many past productions of Our Town. Equal parts earnest love letter and meta dissection of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece, Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town takes the awkward and the cringe-worthy, the hilarious and the tragic, the ordinary and the extraordinary, and explores what it means to be human today."
Isaac Klein directs the new work. Production design is by Joel Soren, with costume consulting by Jacob A. Climer.
Praley leads the cast, which also features Jeremy Beazlie, Jessie Cannizzaro, Chance Carroll, Whitney Conkling, Sam Corbin, James Fouhey, Emmy Harrington, Maya Jackson, Rachel Lin, Preston Martin, Linda Lee McBride, Thomas Constantine Moore, Alesandra Nahodil, Erik Olson, Karsten Otto, Jenna Rush, Demetrios Saites, Peter Sansbury, and Trevor Vaughn.
Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town performs Sundays at 8:30pm at the Peoples Improv Theater's Striker Theater.
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