Venue Details

3005 Star Starred
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs Street San Diego, CA 92110
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9 events
2 reviews
14 stars
The weather was very warm for February.. I wore jeans, a casual top and jeans jacket. I'm glad I had the jacket because it was a little cool in the theatre. I wore comfortable shoes so we could walk around Old Town before and after the play..
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2 reviews
14 stars
I went to a Sunday matinee. The weather was really nice and I was afraid it would be hard to find a place to park, so I took the trolley! No stress! It was an easy five minute walk to the theatre from the station.
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"Our Town"
34 ratings
4.0 average rating
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31 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

I love this play & have seen it many times before, but this was not a well done or believeable production. The interracial families do not translate for the times. A black mother with a white child just doesn't come across & as a matter of fact...continued

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

Though I have quibbles here and there with this production (why leave the distracting house lights on during the first act?), overall it was well done and very moving. The soda scene was brilliant, thanks to Wilder's writing and the wonderfully...continued

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44 reviews
33 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

Our seats were not as premium as in the past - had a little trouble understanding all the players. Generally, the 4 of us enjoyed the show. The racial mix was a bit disconcerting, but the acting was wonderful, as always. Summer parking in Old...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Wilder wrote Our Town in 1937, when he was in his 30s. He worked on it at the famed MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and completed the entire third act in a single day after a walk in the rain in Zürich.


*By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Sean Murray

Production Sponsored by Danah Fayman*

Wilder’s Our Town is arguably one of the most iconic plays of the twentieth century. Its seemingly simple story of the communal life in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has spoken to generations of audience members about love, companionship, choices and change. The unique construct of the play – which calls for no set, little-to-no scenery and minimal props, along with an interactive Stage Manager – was the playwright’s response to a belief that “theatre was not only inadequate, it had become evasive.”   Wilder hoped that this shift to the bare essentials would direct more attention to the words and story and therefore have greater impact. Indeed his play has become one of the most produced and recognized across the globe. It has been turned into multiple films, an opera, television productions and even a 1955 musical TV adaption. The 2009 revival at Barrow Street Theatre ran for 644 performances, making it the longest running production of the play in its history. 


The moving artistry of Our Town has long been loved by Artistic Director Sean Murray.  However, the oft-produced antiquated stereotypes of the piece concerned him, too. “The story is so beautiful and universal,” said Murray. “It truly speaks to everyone. But the normal casting of the piece sets it back and makes it feel like an historical piece about a select few.” Murray’s decision to select a color-blind, age-blind cast was his conclusion. “I want the audience to see themselves represented on the Cygnet stage.  I want the town to truly be our town and not a mythical place in New England.” 

About the Ticket Supplier: Cygnet Theatre Company

Founded in 2003, Cygnet Theatre is a leading regional company and one of San Diego’s cultural icons. Each year, Cygnet Theatre creates an eclectic mix of 6 or 7 mainstage productions, from classics to Broadway-style musicals. On stage and off, Cygnet Theatre is dedicated to bringing the best performances to San Diego.