Skidmore Theater presents Thorton Wilder’s OUR TOWN: Rescuing an edgy, innovative classic

Skidmore Theater presents:

OUR TOWN by Thorton Wilder
Directed by Phil Soltanoff

Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. In this Skidmore College Theater production, international award-winning theater artist and veteran Skidmore Theater director/instructor, Phil Soltanoff, reexamines and resuscitates OUR TOWN’s legacy. “The play’s ubiquity also creates its problem. OUR TOWN is done so much it’s become a shadow of its once innovative self. This production is an attempt to rescue OUR TOWN as an edgy innovative classic. I must confess, most folks who direct the play say this same darn thing. So let me join those rescuers in my attempt to hurl a life preserver to Wilder’s text. I think there’s a masterwork hidden in all the encrusted gobbledygook.”

Dates:
October 22-28, 2015
All shows are at 8:00PM, except a Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.



Date/Time: 10/22/2015 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Location: Black Box Studio, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

815 N Broadway

Contact: Kathy Mendenhall

Cost: $12 General Admission; $8 Student/Senior

Phone: (518) 580-5430

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