Thornton Wilder's Our Town Celebrates the Joys & Sorrows of Small-Town Life
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The venue at The Patio Playhouse is casual but for myself being from the big city, I believe that when going to the theater to see professional artists, a more dressed up and neat attire rather than shorts/jeans is more respectful.13 Rue de l'Amour info • Jul 09 2014 star this tip starred
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Featured review from Rick Chatham
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Pretty good for community theatre. Talked to one of the board members who admitted their shows can be hit or miss. This one was enjoyable. Not amazing or great, but enjoyable.
Some of the stage direction was a little odd. For example, they started with a bare stage which they then decorated AFTER the lights went out, but BEFORE the production started. Would have been more effective if they had done this DURING the play as more of a choreographed act. The way it was done seemed hurried, as if they'd almost forgotten to put up any set pieces.
One scene, that in which the choir sings, was almost unbearable. The singers were off key and tempo and the songs ran WAY WAY WAY too long without any other action. Edit this down to just one verse of the song.
A couple of the older actors had really good small town 'character' looks. The final cemetery scene was quite touching.
I highly recommend grabbing a glass of wine at Vinz, which shares patio space with the theater. We were able to order and drink our wine during the 10 minute intermission. (Make sure you order directly at the bar.)
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Another Fabulous Job by this little theatre.
Acting was excellent; and the setting was well portrayed verbally since there were no stage props.
The underlying messages of the content of this play were great realizations about life.
Running time is approximately two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission. It is most appropriate for ages 10 and up, and not recommended for children under the age of 3.
About the Ticket Supplier: Patio PlayhousePatio Playhouse was incorporated in November of 1967 to establish a theatre group for theatrical arts education and presentation. For over four decades, we've been building a community of playgoers and participants by providing affordable, quality entertainment and opportunities for people to take part in the production of award-winning shows.
We provide a venue where people from school age to seniors can participate in live drama, learn new skills, and enrich the quality of life in the community. Our Youtheatre introduces live theatre to school children by providing school performances.
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