Venue Details

284 Star Starred
Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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Reviews & Ratings

"Our Town"
100 ratings
4.0 average rating
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7 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

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

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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

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

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

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

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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": _
“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


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

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