Although Wilder chose to use what he called ‘meta-theatrical’ elements like these in the production, there are also innovations like ‘split screen’ settings. These involve more than one conversation or scene occurring simultaneously. These simultaneous scenes are difficult to pull off, but the G.B. Community Theatre’s production manages to do so with ease. The play is obviously very well rehearsed.
At the close of the play, the narrator teases the audience with the notion that there must be something eternal beyond life and death. It is perhaps a bit much for the audience to agree with at first, but after seeing this production of “Our Town” the message becomes easy to go along with. Life should be celebrated while it happens. As an example of this philosophy “Our Town” captures the essence of eternity reflected in life. And this is what makes it a play that will be performed for years to come. This production is definitely well worth seeing.
The play continues today and at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniros and students. Save $2 by getting tickets in advance, which is prior to 4 p.m. today or by noon on Saturday for Saturday and Sunday performances.