This review aired on KBAQ May 13, 2013
PHOENIX THEATRE’S “OUR TOWN” PERSONIFIES SMALL TOWN AMERICAN LIFE
Back in 1938 when Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” premiered, its simple telling of turn-of-the-century life in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, earned the playwright a Pulitzer Prize. At that time, the play personified small town American life.
Today the classic play is usually only performed in badly staged high school productions. Polished professional productions rarely occur. “Our Town” is an odd choice for musical-theater-oriented Phoenix Theatre but they deliver a commendable production featuring many of our area’s best performers. The cast creates touching characterizations …