Weekend To-Do: 'Our Town' | Rock Candy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekend To-Do: 'Our Town'

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 7:47 PM

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‘OUR TOWN'
7:30 p.m. Weekend Theater.

A high school staple at the Weekend Theater, home of social justice dramas and outre musicals? Yes, but despite what you remember of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, director Jamie Scott Blakely — who first read the play in high school English class, natch — doesn't want anyone to confuse the spirit of “Our Town” with nostalgia: “It's not sentimental, but eye-opening,” she's said. Behind the set-up — a day in the life of Grover's Corners, N.H., and in particular, the lives of two families who live next door to each other — the play delves into what Blakely says is “perhaps the most important social issue”: that there's nothing more important in life than relationships. The director hopes “Our Town,” which as usual is being staged minimally, with only tables and chairs for props and action mimed, might inspire a bit of reflection. “There is no way to truly understand what is happening now and how precious it is. The catch phrase of today is ‘live in the moment,' but can we truly do that?” she asks. Performances continue Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 26.

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