Lookingglass Theatre’s “Our Town” – starring David Schwimmer – the rave reviews are in!

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Check out the Looking Glass Theatre‘s “Our Town” cast photo gallery at ChicagoTribune.com, starring David SchwimmerOur Town plays at the downtown theatre through April 5th.  Info and tickets here.

UPDATE – REVIEWS

Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times: Apart from its (“trussed up”) set, the Lookingglass “Our Town” — co-directed by Anna D. Shapiro and Jessica Thebus and featuring 13 members of the close-knit ensemble — is a fairly straightforward, gently elegiac interpretation of the play.   (Entire review here). Rating: Recommended

Michael J. Roberts at ChicagoPride.comLookingglass gives us an older but wiser ‘Our Town’.  It is in the third act, however,that Shapiro and Thebus strike gold with the Lookingglass actors and where the casting choice of using older actors to play George and Emily……there is a gravitas that can only come with the experience of life. Moreover, the final moments with Schwimmer collapsing on his wife’s tombstone left nary a dry eye in the house, including mine.  (Entire review here.)

(Catey Sullivan at Examiner.com: ‘Our Town’ a staggering take on a timeless drama (Entire review here)

Chris Jones at his Chicago Tribune theater blog The Theater Loop: Iconic play mirrors Lookingglass’ Journey…Schwimmer the emotional core of ‘Our Town’ in search of a small town. (Entire review here.)  Rating: «««

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Cast of “Our Town”.  More pics here.

Tribune photo by E. Jason Wambsgans / February 5, 2009

From YouTube: Meet the cast of “Our Town”. 

In this video: David Schwimmer, Joey Slotnick, David Catlin, David Kersnar, Laura Eason, Thomas J Cox, Andy White, Heidi Stillman, Raymond Fox, Patia Bartlett, Philip R Smith, Tracy Walsh, Louise Lamson and Kevin Douglas

More Lookingglass Theatre YouTube videos here.

 

Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro and Jessica Thebus

Featuring the work of company members Patia Bartlett, David Catlin, Thomas J Cox, Kevin Douglas, Christine Mary Dunford, Laura Eason, Raymond Fox, Sara Gmitter, David Kersnar, Louise Lamson, John Musial, David Schwimmer, Joey Slotnick, Heidi Stillman, Tracy Walsh, and Andy White

The citizens of Grover’s Corners share the ultimate tale of community in this American classic, newly envisioned by Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Anna D. Shapiro and Steppenwolf Artistic Associate Jessica Thebus. The Lookingglass Ensemble will infuse the play with a singular chemistry you won’t see anywhere else. In the hands of these renowned artists, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece will be disarmingly beautiful, utterly compelling and painfully funny.

Anna D. Shapiro on Our Town
“In this moment, when the world is fractured by hate, fear and violence, it is critical that we tell stories that reveal our connectedness, not our isolation and, most importantly, our responsibility to one another as a family of man and not nation.”

Jessica Thebus on Our Town
“Our Town is about the blessing of a communal space to gather and tell stories, to do the only thing we really can do for each other–which is to witness, to collectively witness life, death and struggle.”

 

 

This production is Jeff Nominated

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