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Our Town: Then and Now


Frank Craven, the original Stage Manager (1938); David Cromer, currently in the same role. Craven photo courtesy of Lincoln Center Library Cromer photo by Carol Rosegg

We focus on Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, one of the most beloved and frequently performed plays in the world. Guests include Wilder nephew (and expert), Tappan Wilder; writer and cultural analyst Jeremy McCarter of Newsweek and David Cromer, director of the celebrated revival of the classic, now playing Off-Broadway in New York City, in which he also appears as “the Stage Manager.”

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1 Response to “Our Town: Then and Now”


  1. 1 Viewer Mail
    01/25/2010 at 1:13 pm

    Hi, I just watched the episode about “Our Town”. I’ve probably seen it at least a dozen times, the latest a couple of years ago at Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod. I remember being resigned to once again seeing this old chestnu; to much to my surpise I found myself not only rooted but bawling like a baby. There really is something about it. Incidentally I hope you-all remember his “Theophilous North” one of my favorite of his novels. A fascinating study of “class and caste” in Newport, RI.
    I was brought up in and around New Haven and Hamden in the 30s and 40s so was interested to hear about his connection.

    Thanks for the interesting program.

    Amalia Jacobucci
    Centerville, Ma


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