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Boston Theatre Works presents "Our Town"

Boston Theatre Works will kick off its fifth season with a new look at Thronton Wilder's American classic, Our Town." The production opens Friday, October 25, and will run through November 17 at the Tremont Theatre in the heart of Boston's theater district. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Artistic Director Jason Southerland (whose previous two productions at BTW have scored back-to-back Elliot Norton Awards) teams with Boston favorite Bobbie Steinbach (Elliot Norton Award-winner for Best Performance, 2001) as the Stage Manager to lead this new production.

Wilder's classic story of birth, love, marriage and death provides a humorous, but nostalgic look at early 20th-century New England. In keeping with BTW's tradition of reexamining classical work with a contemporary spin, Southerland jumped at the chance to tackle this American icon and offer an insightful perspective on the 21st century.

The Tremont Theatre is located inside the International Society (formerly the Chinese Cultural Institute) at 276 Tremont Street, Boston, next door to the Wang Center. The theater is fully accessible to disabled patrons.

The season continues with the Boston premiere of Bruce Graham's Lois and Richard Rosenthal Award-winning play, "Coyote on a Fence." The production runs at the Tremont Theatre February 21 - March 16, 2003.

In May, BTW stages the world premiere of "Veronika Vavoom, Volcanist," a play developed by BTW during their Festival of New Plays. Olga Humphrey, the only two-time winner of Perishable Theatre's Women's Playwriting Festival, will team up with BTW's Jason Slavick to mount this new production. "Veronika" runs at Boston Playwrights' Theatre May 2 - May 18, 2003.

The BTW season will conclude in June with "BTW Unbound 2003: A Festival of New Plays." This fifth annual festival will consist of readings and workshops of previously unproduced scripts. "Unbound" will be presented at Boston Playwrights' Theatre from May 26 - June 1, 2003.

Tickets are available through the Boston Theatre Works website at or by calling 617-939-9939.

-- OnStageBoston


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