Venue Details

287 Star Starred
Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 100 members
Review from vapenguin

The politically correct diverse casting lost some of the flavor of a New Hampshire town at turn of century. I was also looking for New England accent from the narrator - nope. First act was disappointing, but the play did improve and the last act...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from ab326

For such a linear storyline--with no central conflict, no mystery, etc. and for a play with so much narration, the minimalist set just didn't work. I kept wondering why the narrator just kept talking: if you have to keep saying things rather than...continued

reviewed Jan 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Clayton

Spare of set, as is traditional, with ingenious use of perspective and light and shadow, the production is excellent. Unexpectedly moved in Art 3 I found tears running down my cheeks. The play is as relevant and profound today as it was when it...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Splendid! Without hesitation, I would urge anyone … to go see it, experience it. On the 75th anniversary of Our Town, this production is a showcase, not only of the gifts of the artists and actors involved, but also of the inventive spirit and imagination of Thornton Wilder.” — _"The Georgetowner":http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2013/feb/04/our-town-75-years-still-yours-and-mine/ _
“Fresh and exciting! Director Stephen Rayne works his magic here by capturing the production’s enduring strength—relating to and indentifying with the characters so much that they become a circle of treasured friends." — DC Theatre Scene

Description

Recommended for ages 12 and up, as the play contains complex language and themes.

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