The Black Dog Arts Coalition in association with Sallal Grange presents Theatre Black Dog’s Production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Price Winning Classic, Our Town, April 14th through April 30th at Sallal Grange, North Bend.
Theatre Black Dog is proud to announce its April production of Thornton Wilder’s, well know classic of life in a New Hampshire small town, Grover’s Corners, Our Town.
Opening, Friday, April 14th through April 30th. The play features actors from Seattle, the Eastside, Des Moines, Maple Valley, North Bend and Snoqualmie. Directed by Susan Bradford, the play is sponsored by The Black Dog Arts Coaltion. This is the first time in years the company has performed in another venue away from its home base, The Black Dog Arts Café, Snoqualmie.
Our Town is performed in three acts: “Daily Life”, “Love and Marriage”, and “Death and Eternity”. Focusing on two families, The Gibbs and Webbs, whose teenage children, George and Emily, fall in love. The play follows them through the awkwardness of courtship to a loving marriage and finally the eventuality of loss in the last act. The play is a beautiful take on the universality of life and human beings in how they live out their daily lives; the daily for Wilder being the most precious and, as human beings, how we don’t often get this message until its too late, Emily’s discovery in Act III. The sensitivity, simplicity, and humanity of the play is brought out by the Stage Manager, who guides the audience through the story. It is particularly relevant to our present day political climate and the anguish so much of our world finds itself in.
Our Town is performed in schools and all over the world at least one performance a day.
“Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage… a hauntingly beautiful play.” ~Brooks Atkinson, New York Times
Theatre Black Dog has been performing professional quality classic and original works since its incarnation in 1996.