Hailed as one of the greatest American plays when it was first produced, 'Our Town' has become associated with a myriad of high school productions and film versions that brought a "hearts and flowers" quality to the piece. Come and experience the original spirit of Wilder's ground-breaking play.
Far from being sentimental, Wilder's vision of small-town life is a tough-minded warning about American isolationism and the dangers of letting life go unlived. Arne Zaslove directs a talented cast in a production that aims to stay "outside the box." He mines every bit of humor the play offers, while at the same time engaging the audience's imagination at every turn.
Gordon Coffey, an original member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre company, embodies the Stage Manager not as a shambling, folksy narrator but rather as an all-knowing witness to human foibles. He may be the Angel of Death, or a celestial stage manager who calls his company together time and time again, to act out the story of the people of Grover's Corners. Maybe this time, this performance, some of the audience will learn to embrace life more fully...
Century Ballroom (West Hall), 2nd floor of Odd Fellows Hall (View)
915 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|