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Tickets Now On Sale For Once-In-A-Lifetime Our Town At Huntington Theatre Company

(BOSTON) – Tickets are now on sale online, by phone, and in person for the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of David Cromer’s groundbreaking new staging of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic Our Townplaying December 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013 in the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 

Tickets are $75 for off-peak performances and $85 for peak performances. A limited number of $25 tickets are available at select performances. Tickets for students and active military members and their immediate families are $15. 35 Below tickets are $25. Other discounts may apply. Prices subject to change.

Tickets can now be purchased online at huntingtontheatre.org/ourtown and beginning at noon by phone at 617 266 0800 and in person at each of the Huntington’s box offices: Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Ave., Boston) and South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street, Boston). 

MacArthur “Genius” David Cromer brings his innovative concept to the Huntington to mount a production that features 29 local actors among the cast of 32. The production will inaugurate the Huntington’s use of the intimate, 250-seat Roberts Studio Theatre in the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA and will coincide with the play’s 75th anniversary.

 Renowned for its transparent stagecraft, sensory experience, and the audience’s proximity to the actors, Cromer’s production of Our Town generated widespread critical and audience acclaim when mounted in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles where the production was recognized as a once-in-a-lifetime event and the Our Town of a generation. The Off Broadway run lasted more than 600 performances, making it the longest-running production in the history of the play.

  

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

A New York Times' Critic's Pick! " A wonderfully intimate and highly rewarding production." - Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"Cromer’s rethinking of Wilder’s masterpiece is a landmark. Arrestingly original!" – The Wall Street Journal
"In the jaw-dropping third act I found myself speaking the words 'Oh, my God' to no one. Cancel whatever you're doing tonight and go and see this show." — The Chicago Tribune      

  

ABOUT OUR TOWN

In 1901 Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, teenagers George and Emily fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as one small New England town becomes a microcosm of every day life. MacArthur “Genius” David Cromer’s wonderfully intimate staging of Thornton Wilder’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning classic was an Off Broadway sensation, playing for more than 600 performances.

Our Town is the most produced play in the United States, and it is believed that a production is playing somewhere each day of the year. 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of Our Town, which premiered at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre on January 22, 1938 and began performances at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on January 25 before debuting in New York on February 4.

  

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON

Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.

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