Problem “No curtain. No scenery.” So begins Our Town. When director David Cromer began work on the show for the Hypocrites Theatre Company in Chicago, he surmised that Thornton Wilder wanted a production stripped of artifice, but Cromer felt that an empty theatre set, with ladders, theatrical lighting, and costumed actors speaking in New England accents, had become its own kind of artifice, and he knew the direct address and flashbacks that once startled audiences years ago are old hat ...
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