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Pulitzer Prize-winning "Our Town" play returns to BYU

Date: November 21–22, December 2–6, 9–11

Time: 7:30 p.m.; matinee: 2 p.m. on November 22 and December 6

Location: Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center

Tickets: starting at $15, arts.byu.edu

$4 off for BYU students or employees

$2 off for senior citizens and BYU alumni

DetailsOur Town, by Thorton Wilder, tells the story of a turn-of-the-century New England town and its citizens, as the play's narrator explores childhood, love, marriage and death.

Originally produced in 1938 without an elaborate set or any physical props, the play was incredibly innovative for its time, and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama that year.

It is being revived again, this time directed by Stephanie Breinholt, whose BYU directing credits include productions of Tartuffe, Stage Door and Servant of Two Masters.

In coordination with the Harris Fine Arts Center 50th Anniversary, this production marks the fifth time that Our Town has been produced at BYU, and aspires to be as innovative as the play's original 1938 run.

As was done in Thorton Wilder's time, the play will be absent of elaborate set pieces and props. But there is one addition: the back of the stage is a large projector screen, on which scenes of the play will extend across the barrier between screen and stage.

With assistance from BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the BYU Singers, and The Laycock Center for Collaboration in the Arts, Our Town will be an emotional and inspiring new theatrical experience and visual journey you genuinely won't want to miss.

Writer: Nate Depperman

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