Our Town

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Leo Lion

Firebird returns to the stage with Our Town, a fresh look at the beloved American classic by Thornton Wilder. 80 years after Wilder’s brilliantly bittersweet portrait of small-town life first opened on Broadway, the people of Grover’s Corners are back on the small stage, and they’re almost ready to get started... in just a minute... any day now...

This performance-centric take on Our Town thrusts the Stage Manager narrator into the (possibly busted) spotlight. Leaning into Wilder’s famous use of theatrical convention and absent fourth wall, this visit to Grover’s Corners is visually styled after a tech rehearsal, where time is precious, somehow both sluggishly dragging and swiftly running out.

Our Town performed April 27th-29th, 2018, at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC, and received 4 National Youth Arts Awards in 2018 (Outstanding Direction, Ensemble, 2 Lead Performances).

“Our Town" was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

What Audiences Say:

• "Made me sob... laugh... and wow at the mastery of these kids."

• "...Nothing short of spectacular."

• "Firebird always delivers, and this year is no exception."

• "Potent... representative of age-old struggles that are real and relevant."

Photos by Joanne Rendell

Photos by Joanne Rendell

cast & CREW

Directed by Leo Lion
Dramaturgy by Zoe Senese-Grossberg
Production Stage Manager: Thomas Pflanz
Production Assistant: Shiloh Janowick

Amalina Ace
Jesse Dickersin
Nikola Dickersin
Iossy Freud

Quintin Harris
Milo Kotis
Kaiulani Lee
PJ Lodin
Laine Messieri

Isabelle Pflanz
Benny Rendell
Tae Sheridan
Leigh Stern

Lighting Design by Thomas Pflanz
Sound Design by Leo Lion & Shiloh Janowick