A simple presentation offers students the chance to explore classic material without the pressure of a fully staged production. Without the distraction that extravagant sets, costumes, and choreography often brings, students can focus on diving into the complex characters presented in the text, work through scenes to gain a better understanding of the characters’ motivations, and try something new. It also gives beginning actors a chance to have a lead role, while experienced actors have the opportunity to tackle well-known works to add to their repertoire. In this class, we not only create and craft, we become like a family as we grow in confidence, theatre terminology knowledge, classic literature appreciation and stage presence. Taught by Nicole Cannella.
First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the small village of Grover’s Corners has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play.
“While all of Wilder’s work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” – Edward Albee
“Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece […] An immortal tale of small town morality [and] […] a classic of soft spoken theater.” – The New York Times
“Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre […] A spiritual experience.” – New York Post
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