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Our Town

Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

Our Town
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson°

At Gallaudet University
May 28 – June 21, 2015

Our Town Poster

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Our Town Production Photo - Photo by C. Stanley Photography   Our Town Production Photo - Photo by C. Stanley Photography
Our Town Production Photo - Photo by C. Stanley Photography   Our Town Production Photo - Photo by C. Stanley Photography
Our Town Production Photo - Photo by C. Stanley Photography

“an original spellbinder”
“fresh, fluid and achingly heartfelt” raves The Washington Post!
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“It is a powerful rendition that simply works.”
raves DC Theatre Scene.
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DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★,
and calls Our Town a “beautiful and poignant fresh take”
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Shakespearances.com raves,
“Faction of Fools’ version of Wilder’s Our Town
is not just transcendent theater; it is an epiphany.”

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Capping our exciting sixth season, the Fools take a trip to Grover's Corners and raise Thornton Wilder's Our Town to acrobatic new heights. After great success workshopping the production as part of Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle Series last year, we are excited to present a fully-staged, extended run of Wilder's original text at Gallaudet University in May-June of 2015. With sensitivity to Wilder's use of pantomime, direct address, and metatheatrical commentary, we apply a Commedia sensibility to re-discover the classical archetypes still familiar in Our Town today. As one audience member said at last year's sneak peak, "I always cry at Our Town. At this I laughed and cried."
Tickets available HERE or 1-800-838-3006.

May 28 - June 21, 2015
Performances Fri & Sat at 8pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm

Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoElstad Auditorium
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.

$25 general admission
$18 for students, seniors, and military
$12 for children under 12
Tickets available HERE or 1-800-838-3006.
Production Sponsor
Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson°
Written by Thornton Wilder

Featuring
John Cartwright II as Wally Webb
Natalie Cutcher as Mrs. Webb
Julie Garner^ as Mrs. Gibbs
Joe Grasso as Constable Warren
Drew Kopas* as George Gibbs
Darren Marquardt as Simon Stimson
Rachel Spicknall Mulford as Mrs. Soames
Toby Mulford^ as Doc Gibbs
Matthew Pauli^ as Stage Manager
Paul Reisman* as Editor Webb
Teresa Spencer^ as Emily Webb
Kathryn Zoerb^ as Rebecca Gibbs

Costume Design by Denise Umland
Lighting Design by Michael Barnett+
Sound Design & Music Composition by Roc Lee
Mask Design by Sarah Conte
Scenic Consultant: Ethan Sinnott
Stage Manager: Kirsten E. Parker
Assistant Stage Manager: Kathryn Dooley
Assistant Director: Tyler Herman
Sign Consultant/Interpreter: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder

Running time: Approx 2.5 hrs, with two intermissions; Appropriate for ages 7 and up.
ASL Interpreted Fri. 5/29, Sat. 6/6 (8pm), Sun. 6/14, Sun. 6/21
Open Captioning available upon request.

Select performances ASL interpreted.  Open Captioning available.
Sign language interpreting services sponsored by
Steve C. Phan and Richard J. Poster