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Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of 'Our Town'

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Creative

About the show

In this world premiere at the PIT, a playwright returns to his high school the night before it’s demolition to reexamine the lives it touched–especially those involved in its many productions of 'Our Town.' More…

Equal parts earnest love letter and meta-dissection of Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece, 'Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High’s Best Production of 'Our Town' takes the awkward and the cringe-worthy, the hilarious and the tragic, the ordinary and the extraordinary, and explores what it means to be human.

Member Reviews (4)


Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Creative
Avg Score

Ambitious, Indulgent, Entertaining, Relatable, Overdone

See it if you enjoys plays with many characters whose connections aren't immediately apparent. Trevor Vaughn & Sam Corbin stand out among a good cast.

Don't see it if you dislike theater that tries too hard to be profound. The piece would benefit from cutting 25% of both the characters and the run time.

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Creative, Entertaining

See it if You like intelligent contemporary theater which creatively illuminates OUR TOWN's continued resonance through warm, humorous, human tales.

Don't see it if You don't like nostalgic and, at times, wistful, exploration of one community's relationship to its high school, people, and drama program.

Self-indulgent, Funny

See it if you were in a production of our town, it's pretty funny

Don't see it if the playwright narrates the show and discusses the struggles with his process a lot, which feels self-indulgent and irrelevant to audience

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy meta pieces about the theater or went to High School

Don't see it if You like very straight forward theater.

December 20th, 2016
"Though a tad self-indulgent at times, especially in moments when Praley as narrator melded the story of the play itself with the story of his writing process, the play’s self-referential structure created a richly humorous tone. Directed by Isaac Klein, the performances hit the play’s comedic an...
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