An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2022
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 20, 2022
January 28 – February 20
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
Reserved seats are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62+, and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Flex Pass specials and group rates are available.
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town tells the story of a small town at the turn of the century, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes — from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the bittersweet in Act III, “Death and Eternity.”
The play was revolutionary when it was first produced in 1938, challenging the conventions of realism and theatrical storytelling- this 2022 production will breathe fresh life and fresh revolution into this old classic, reworking the staging and storytelling to challenge the theatrical conventions of today. While Our Town is often professed to be a play about “universal truths,” a story about “all of America,” there’s only so much limited truth a story about a small white East Coast town in the 1900s can offer modern audiences. But with the help of a dedicated and diverse ensemble of creators, the Woodland Opera House will reckon with the text to tell a powerful modern tale of the complications of nostalgia and the need to continue always moving forward in our social progress.
The Woodland Opera House is excited to welcome LA based director Anna Miles in her WOH directorial debut. In her 10+ years of experience, Anna has cultivated a distinct and innovative creative voice. She has gathered a stellar cast and we look forward to their new telling of this much beloved story.