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2 Star Starred
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Wellesley College 106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481
781-283-2000
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8 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 27 2008

Outstanding performance - particularly liked the use of two women as narrators. They were wonderful.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 21 2008

Guess I'm just not as fond of "Our Town" as I thought I was. Acting was fine, but I don't care for plays where the characters talk to the audience.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 07 2008

Great production in an intimate theatre. Very well acted. An enjoyable evening out.

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Description

The Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is proud to announce their production of the beloved American classic, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, in the intimacy of the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre.  Directed by Artistic Director Nora Hussey and designed by the resident team of Ken Loewit (scenic and lighting design), Nancy Stevenson (costumes) and George Cooke (sound). 

 

This story of life in small town America at the dawn of the twentieth century is brought to vivid life by the resident acting troupe.  Now in its 11th season, this company has been repeatedly lauded for its acting ensemble. Grover’s Corners and all its inhabitants play out the story of the endless cycle of birth, love and death in small town New Hampshire.  In the New Yorker, critic John Lahr wrote, “Our Town leaves us with a sense of blessing and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth”.

 

The production welcomes back company members past and present:  Kit Arnold, Sarah Barton, Heather Boas, Danny Bolton, John Davin, Lisa Foley,  Marc Harpin, Eric Hamel, Gladdy Matteosian and Charlotte Peed.  It also welcomes newcomers Zach Bubolo, Christine Hamel, Will Keary and Ben Small.

About the Ticket Supplier: Wellesley Summer Theatre Company

Founded in 1998, Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is a professional company in residence at Wellesley College. They serve as a source of enlightenment and joy for those who create theatre and those who attend it.