BTG presents ‘Our Town’

Phil and Emily Cox were among the cast members in 'Our Town'. Photo: Shelley Corcoran
As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations, Backstage Theatre Group staged ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder over four nights last week.

As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations, Backstage Theatre Group staged ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder over four nights last week.

This is a charming and beautiful production which tells the story of the day-to-day lives of those who lives in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire at the turn of the twentieth century. Everyone from the doctor, the milkman and the editor to the church organist, the housewives and even the children all play their own role in this enchanting and honest telling of how they grew up, how they married and how they died

This play, directed by Noel Strange and brought to life by the cast of the Backstage Theatre Group, consists of three acts; Daily life, Love and Marriage and Death and eternity.

After viewing this production on Tuesday last at a special screening for Transition Year students, I was struck by how effectively the cast portrayed each character and the struggles they underwent. This play gives an insight into twentieth century life on everything from love, sorrow, life and death to following convention and even life beyond the grave.

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