"UNFORGETTABLE! Yes, you want to see it, and yes, it will sell out. The hottest ticket in town!" The Hub Review
"ASTONISHING! The third act will emotionally overpower you."WGBH
"ENTHRALLING! Brilliantly conceived, this is Our Town at its best. A must-see theatrical event." Berkshire Fine Arts
"PROFOUNDLY MOVING! A master-stroke of directorial vision, Cromer's brilliant twist is illuminating. DON'T MISS IT!" BroadwayWorld.com

Obie Award-winning visionary director David Cromer brings his groundbreaking and critically acclaimed new version of the beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town to the Huntington. In 1901 Grover's Corners, George and Emily fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as one New England town becomes a microcosm of everyday life. An Off Broadway smash playing for more than 600 performances, this wonderfully intimate staging marks the Huntington's first production in the Roberts Studio Theatre at the CalderwoodPavilion at the BCA.

 

 

"Wilder's play mines the depths of our relationship to home and community, and so I find it fitting and deeply satisfying that in addition to directing and reprising his role as the Stage Manager, David will be engaging a company of actors comprised of Boston's best talent alongside company members from his original Barrow Street production." — Artistic Director Peter DuBois

Video

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  • What Audiences Are Saying About Our Town At The Huntington

    Hear what audiences are saying about David Cromer's Our Town, and see what everybody's raving about with exclusive video of the production.

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  • Our Town: A Love Letter To Boston

    Director / "Stage Manager" David Cromer and the cast of Our Town discuss the simplistic beauty of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece, and the experience of letting this acclaimed production finally come home to Boston.

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  • Our Town Production Photos

    Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson

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  • Peter DuBois on Our Town

    Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois discusses David Cromer's critically acclaimed production of the American classic Our Town, and the experience of bringing this once-in-a-lifetime event home to Boston.

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  • Theater Talk: Thornton Wilder's Our Town

    Episode devoted to Thornton Wilder's Our Town, one of the most frequently performed plays in the world. Guests include Wilder nephew and expert, Tappan Wilder; writer Jeremy McCarter of Newsweek and David Cromer, director of the 2009 revival.

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  • Beyond Broadway: Our Town

    Behind the scenes of David Cromer's stripped-down production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town, courtesy of Broadway.com.

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  • Our Town: Greatest Production EVER

    A CBS television feature on the history of Our Town, and what makes David Cromer's production the greatest one yet.

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Audio

Articles

  • The Man Behind The "Genius": David Cromer's Our Town

    In 1938, playwright Thornton Wilder crafted what has become the most produced play of the 20th century. Now, in an age where theatrical technology can make just about anything in your imagination come to life, why is a simple story about a simple town still in such high demand? In this particular production, it is David Cromer’s unique vision.

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  • Our Town Curtain Calls

    Enjoy a series of short interviews with the cast of Our Town!

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  • Chronology of Thorton Wilder's Life & Works

    An condensed timeline of Wilder's life and achievements excerpted from Thorton Wilder Estate/ thortonwilder.com

     

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  • Blowing the Dust off Our Town

    In the 74 years since Thornton Wilder’s landmark drama “Our Town” premiered on Broadway, the fictional village of Grover’s Corners, N.H., has become a familiar destination for high school drama departments and community theaters across the country. Over time, the play, set at the turn of the last century, has often been enshrouded in an amber glow of folksy, homespun sentimentality and reflexive nostalgia, overshadowing its harsh truths and rueful meditations on life and death.

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  • Our Town Curriculum Guide

    Created and curated by the Huntington's Education department, the Our Town curriculum guide provides teachers with educational resources to use in conjunction with the play. Learn more about our Student Matinee programs.

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Press Reviews

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"ASTONISHING! The third act will emotionally overpower you."  – WGBH

"ENTHRALLING! Brillianly conceived, this is Our Town at its best. A MUST-SEE!" Berkshire Fine Arts

"MIRACULOUS! A MASTERPIECE! The Huntington's brilliant Our Town is theatre at its best." Joyce's Choices

"PROFOUNDLY MOVING! A master-stroke of directorial vision, Cromer's brilliant twist is illumniating. DON'T MISS IT!" BroadwayWorld.com

"UNFORGETTABLE! Yes, you want to see it, and yes, it will sell out. The hottest ticket in town!" – The Hub Review

"The poignancy of the final scene is an extraordinary moment. Our Town may be the most relevant and deeply moving play you may ever see." – EdgeBoston

 "A REVELATION! If you have ever loved Our Town, be prepared to fall in love all over again. It's hard to picture a better cast or more effective fresh approach. Cromer jolts us with a third act surprise that's unforgettable."   South Shore Critic

"POIGNANT!" Cape Cod Times  

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Features

  • David Cromer's Our Town Opens at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company Dec. 12

    From Playbill.com, December 13, 2012:  "David Cromer's Obie Award-winning 2009 Off-Broadway staging of Our Town officially opens Dec. 12 at Boston's Calderwood Pavilion. Derrick Trumbly, Therese Plaehn, Stacy Fischer and Christopher Tarjan join actor-director Cromer for the Huntington Theatre Company production. . . . "

  • Huntington throws a Boston homecoming for Our Town

    From Wicked Local Fall River, December 12, 2012: "You don't usually get big belly laughs at the end of Our Town. That's what David Cromer was thinking as he was performing the role of the Stage Manager in a production of the Thornton Wilder classic that had just opened with the Hypocrites theater company in Chicago. . . . "

  • Huntington Extends Our Town Through 1/26

    From BroadwayWorld Boston, December 12, 2012: "Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company extends David Cromer's landmark staging of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town to January 26, 2013. . . "

  • Bringing Our Town to Our Town

    From BU Today, December 12, 2012: "Reviewing the original 1938 production of Our Town, critic Brooks Atkinson wrote in the New York Times that 'by stripping the play of everything that is not essential, Mr. Wilder has given it a profound, strange, unworldly significance.' . . . "

  • Behind a New Take on Our Town

    From EdgeBoston, December 11, 2012: "Last year Edward Albee wrote the preface to a new biography of the older artist, Thornton Wilder/ a life written by Penelope Niven. In that essay, Albee called Our Town the 'finest serious American play.' . . . "

  • Huntington Theater Company Presents Our Town

    From Broadway World Boston December 11, 2010: "The Huntington Theatre Company brings Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town home to Boston on its 75th anniversary in a landmark staging by Obie Award winner David Cromer (Tribes, Adding Machine). The remount of the acclaimed New York production that features a homegrown cast will inaugurate the Huntington's use of the intimate, 250-seat Roberts Studio Theatre in the Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. . . . "

  • Thornton Wilder's Our Town Comes Home

    From WBUR RadioBoston, December 7, 2012: "When Thornton Wilder’s Our Town premiered in Boston before heading to Broadway in 1938, it tanked. Now it’s a classic, and seventy-five years later, the play about life, marriage and death in a quintessential New England town is back. . . . "

  • The Q & A: David Cromer

    From Intelligent Life, January 2010: "Before he left Grover's Corners for the great white way, Cromer spoke with James C. Taylor on the set. He talked about why he took on the task of injecting new life into this old play, what makes it timely (or timeless) and how Spalding Gray explained the role of the Stage Manager to him. . . . "

Artists

  • Thornton WilderPlaywright
  • David CromerDirector / Stage Manager (thru Dec. 30)
  • Joel ColodnerStage Manager (starting Dec. 31)
  • Melinda LopezMrs. Gibbs
  • Stacy FischerMrs. Webb
  • Craig MathersDr. Gibbs
  • Jay Ben MarksonJoe Crowell, Jr.
  • Alex PollockHowie Newsome
  • Derrick TrumblyGeorge Gibbs
  • Emily SkeggsRebecca Gibbs
  • Therese PlaehnEmily Webb
  • Eliott PurcellWally Webb
  • Richard ArumProfessor Willard
  • Christopher TarjanMr. Webb
  • Nael NacerSimon Stimson
  • Marianna BasshamMrs. Soames
  • Paul D. FarwellConstable Warren
  • Ryan WenkeSi Crowell
  • Dale PlaceJoe Stoddard
  • Nicholas CarterSam Craig
  • Kathryn MylesIrma
  • Douglas GriffinFarmer McCarty
  • Suzanne BixbyCitizen
  • James BocockCitizen
  • Anne ColpittsCitizen
  • Kevin FennessyCitizen
  • Jeff MarcusCitizen
  • Ellen PetersonCitizen
  • Bill SalemCitizen
  • Ann Marie SheaCitizen
  • Sophie SinclairCitizen
  • Ralph StokesCitizen
  • Lynn WilcottCitizen
  • Stephen DobayScenic Design
  • Alison SipleCostume Design
  • Heather GilbertLighting Design
  • Jonathan MastroOriginal Music / Musical Direction

Prices & Seating

• Tuesday, January 15 — Thursday, January 24

Performance Day All Sections

Sunday - Thursday evening

$85
Friday evening; Saturday matinee & evening; Sunday matinee $105

• Friday, January 25 — Sunday, January 27

Performance Day All Sections

All performances

$115

Single ticket prices are subject to change.

 

• Discount Ticket Prices

Available at all performances

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Active Military & Veterans
and Immediate Families
$15

All Sections

Student (25 and under) $15 Gallery, last row sides
$25 Seating $25 Gallery, last row sides
BU Community $10 off All Sections
Seniors $5 off All Sections
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