Our Town Tickets
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Porter Center for Performing Arts
Sep 27 2017
Feb 14 2018
Fisher Theater - IA
Apr 20 2018
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Presenting a timeless commentary on the ephemerality of life and human existence, Our Town is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of Thornton Wilder. Completing its 75 years, the play is celebrating its anniversary with the comeback of Stephen Rayne who has returned to create Our Town for our time. Transcending from different races and cultures, this drama speaks to the great themes of death, love and marriage. With the Our Town tickets attend this emotionally bracing drama at the theatres in your city and get to watch the fresh perspective added by Rayne to this great classic.
Our Town is a three-act play written by Thornton Wilder based on the everyday lives of an average town’s citizens and set in twentieth century. Portraying the ordinary joys and sorrows of life, it is a dazzling drama that is set in a fictional community Grover’s Corners. The story of the drama revolves around two teenagers, Emily and George, who are in love and have decided to marry. However, they are soon surrounded by the problems, suffering with the slings and arrows of routine life. But with the death of Emily things take a new turn and this is exactly where audience can learn the real value of each and every passing moment of life. As the drama reaches its end, Emily, upon returning to her grave, asks if people realize the life while they live it. To this she gets a ‘No’ in answer and that may be some saints and poets realize it but a whole lot is just living it.
The play began its journey to Broadway when it was first performed in the year 1938 at McCarter Theater. It was a one-day stop to which audience has responded enthusiastically. The next stop was Wilbur Theater where it had scheduled a two-week run but was welcomed by poor attendance and heavy revenue loses. Disappointed by this, Jed decided to close it a week earlier to make a direct move to Broadway, thus landing at the Henry Miller’s Theater. The stay here was temporary after which it transferred to its permanent home, Morosco Theater. Even after seventy-five years have passed since its premiere on Broadway, Our Town is still performed at least once every day somewhere in the world.
Our Town was directed and produced by Jed Harris and won Thornton Wilder a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 having written this great play of the last century. The production of Our Town in occupied Berlin was prevented by Soviet Union in 1946 on the grounds that since it’s depressing it might lead to a suicide wave in Germans. During its first 20 months of release, Our Town was produced 700 times in both Canada and US. By 1943, the play had been performed in many different countries including Rumania, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Finland and Japan. By the year 2000, the play had been translated in 30 languages. For Wilder, theater was the greatest of all the arts as depicted by his Our Town which according to many viewers is one of the greatest plays of all time.
Owing to its success and popularity, Our Town has earned two more awards in 1989 which include the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival and the Tony Award for Best Revival. Although it has been more than 40 years now since its first production, the drama is still fresh and relevant because it is not about any one kind of human but about humankind, a concept that never gets old. It is a poignant and captivating story which you wouldn’t want to miss watching live in a theatre. So, get your hands on the Our Town tickets without waiting another minute and bet your seats booked without any further delay. Experiencing this showcase of Wilder’s imagination and inventive spirit will never disappoint you. Also, with the comeback of Rayne, get ready to watch a fresh perspective and twist in this classic story.