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|"Our Town" Goes Onstage at Brookhaven College|
Farmers Branch, Texas - The stage direction opening Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play begins “No curtain. No Scenery. The audience arriving sees an empty stage in half-light.” Theatre Brookhaven presents one of America's most produced and popular plays, “Our Town,” in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College, Feb. 26-March 7.
“Our Town” is a drama about the life and people of a small village, Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. The three-part play follows the life of the village, but does not have a standard plot structure with a beginning, middle and end. Instead, it follows the pattern of life in a small town in America. The stage manager is a central figure in the play, serving the audience directly as narrator and guide.
“This is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying,” says the stage manager in his closing monologue. This is what the play shows. Throughout the play, the audience learns details about the town: the families and individuals who live there, love and marriage, and life and death.
Performances are Feb. 26-28 and March 4-6 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall with matinee performances Feb. 29 and March 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students and senior citizens. Call the Box Office at 972-860-4118, Monday through Friday between 1 and 5 p.m., for more information or to reserve a ticket.