REVIEWS OF THE PERFORMANCE
“I can’t tell you enough what a wonderful job all of you did with that wonderful play! It is a powerful and moving piece to begin with, but the acting skill in bringing it to your small but dedicated audience was wonderful. And that young Tia was astounding in her ability (of the young?) to keep that entire dialog in her mind while rendering it perfectly and with great emotion. Still this morning I am sitting at my keyboard with tears rolling down my cheeks thinking back on so many of those heart-wrenching scenes.
How disappointing that there were so many competing events keeping people from your production. But those of us who attended were treated to a first class production of a first class play, and those who missed out missed something very special.
Congratulations on a most wonderful effort by all of you!”
A friend and I saw the play last night and it was so well done that I want to see it again! The cast was terrific and the story thought-provoking!
See the play ‘Our Town’ the next three weekends! And support this group — Chehalem Repertory Players! They put their heart and soul into this production!
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is a 1938 three-act play by Thornton Wilder. Although set in the fictional American each coast town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, it could just as easily have been set in the west coast town of Newberg OR. Our Town tells the story of a town’s citizens in the early twentieth century through the activities in their everyday lives. Joe Crowell, delivers the paper to Doc Gibbs, Howie Newsome delivers the milk, and the Webb and Gibbs households send their children off to school. The audience meets everyone in this town — the choir director, the undertaker, the high school baseball players, Joe Stoddard, and a young man Sam Craig. All of these characters and details are brought to life by actors and the narration of the Stage Manager, who shares the town’s history (1901 – 1913). To make it complete there is a love story between childhood sweethearts and all the drama of life and death…everything that one would expect to happen in Our Town.