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Rousuck's Review: Wilder's "Our Town," at Baltimore Center Stage

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Kimberly Dodson (left) and Avon Haughton in the Baltimore Center Stage production of "Our Town." (credit J Fannon Photography)

It's time for another visit with Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom each week with her reviews of Maryland's regional stage. Today, she tells us about Baltimore Center Stage's new production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town, often described as the finest American play ever written.

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Lance Coadie Williams as The Stage Manager, in "Our Town," at the Baltimore Center Stage. (credit_ J Fannon Photography)

The classic 1938 theater piece, which tells the story of the people in a fictional American small town, is reimagined in the new production in a way that draws inspiration from our own town, Baltimore.

Directed by Obie Award winner Stevie Walker-Webb (who directed BCS’s acclaimed The Folks at Home), Our Town chronicles a community, in their "growing up, their marrying, their living and their dying," and shines a poignant light on the beauty of the individual.

Our Town continues at Baltimore Center Stage through October 9th. Follow the links for more information.

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J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years.
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