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Our Town

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Must see

About the show

Barrow Street Theatre presents David Cromer's critically-acclaimed version of Thornton Wilder's classic story of an average American town during the earlier twentieth century. More…

This three act play,travels through 1901 to 1913 in the fictional town of Grover's Corner. Throughout this play, the stage manager leads the audience through the journey of this town as they become familiar with the town and the people who live there.


Member Reviews (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Must see
88
Avg Score

85
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Brilliant staging, Moving

See it if you want to see an excellent production of an outstanding play. The bacon scene (altho I keep veggie) was ingenious (hence Cromer's award).

Don't see it if it hurts too much to think of the loss of loved ones. OT made me miss my mother terribly. A reminder of how fragile and precious ea day is.

Also Altho I usually dislike theater-in-the-round, I loved this production.... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like Thornton Wilder at his best. Wonderful direction, really good plot and fantastic acting. This is a classic stage story for the a

Don't see it if If you don't like Wilder, or if you do not like a classic like this type of show is.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Epic, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You're interested in seeing one of the greatest American plays in one of its greatest stagings.

Don't see it if You're by no means a fan of this play or can't fathom a show without a set.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Classic, So sad..., Must see

See it if To see a classic play incredibly well done. Helen Hunt memorable as the stage manager. Intimate staging, you could smell the food cooking..

Don't see it if you don't want to feel so sad. That said, it is an poignant, classic play that should be known to everyone. You will never forget it

Also I saw this in the summer of 2010.... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Love this play and are drawn to inventive productions.

Don't see it if You need a stock production of classics.

91
Brilliant, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a master production of an American masterwork. Virtually flawless in every way.

Don't see it if you don't like plays.

98
Absorbing, Classic, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see a perfect production of a classic play with timeless themes.

Don't see it if you are grieving the loss of a loved one.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy realistic human stories

Don't see it if You get bored with longer plays

87
Emotional, Clever, Intense, Must see, Masterful

See it if You enjoy a show that absorbs you fully

Don't see it if You are highly emotional or do not want an emotional show

82
Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like a book coming to life

Don't see it if no comment

92
Masterful, Absorbing, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to see classic material in a brand new way.

Don't see it if this style of writing just isn't for you. This staging is fresh and original, but if you are that opposed to the script you won't care.

89
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a perfect production of a classic play with timeless themes.

Don't see it if unclutured

97
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want to see a beautifully directed and staged touching and thought provoking masterpiece

Don't see it if If you prefer big brassy over the top fluffy theater

78
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Original, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you love this timeless classic or are looking for a good cry

Don't see it if you're not looking for the ugliest cry of your life...this show is incredibly sad and will break even the most stoic people..

57
Confusing, Dated, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You appreciate the classic plays based on minimal themes

Don't see it if You can't follow subtle plots.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to be deeply impacted. Wilder's profound insights are not easily forgotten.

Don't see it if You dislike simplicity. This show is built on miming and improvisational acting.

81
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy a good love story

Don't see it if You can't handle sad things.

79
Dated, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like a slower pace show.

Don't see it if You like action packed shows

100
Exquisite

See it if want.

Don't see it if don’t want to.

91
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy stories that are about life at it's simplest and most honest

Don't see it if if you need action

72
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Classic, Timeless, Depressing

See it if You are expanding your theatre education. If you're looking into drama, you should probably know what this is.

Don't see it if You've had someone pass recently, or if you want to avoiding crying.

85
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Clever, Profound

See it if For not having much on the stage with them the acting really digs in deep to thoughts..

Don't see it if If you want big sets

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are intellectual plays.

Don't see it if You do not like minimal sets.

100
Intense, Romantic, Confusing, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You love seeing a play that is old school and very little props

Don't see it if If you don't like older plays

85
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Dated, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking show.

Don't see it if You like fast paced modern shows.


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