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Our Town (Multilingual) by Thornton Wilder
with translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Additional passages translation to Mandarian by Yiyi Gu (Daisy), Yuyao Wang, Dorothy Shi
Co-Directed by Lydia Fort &  Marguerite Hannah
Theater Lab, Schawartz Center for Perfroming Arts

Performances: February 16 - February 26
Understudy Performances: February 17th, 22nd, & 25th

Pre-Show Conversation: February 18th
Post-Show Conversation: February 19th

Audiences across the country and across generations are familiar with Thornton Wilder’s iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town. Our Town centers on a small New Hampshire town Grover's Corners at the turn of the century, using minimalist production values and mimed props to track the simply daily lives of the town's inhabitants as they fall in love, marry, and die. The work premiered at New Jersey's McCarter Theater in 1938 before eventually coming to Broadway the same year, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

This classic work is reimagined for the 21st century with new layers of language and culture by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin. In 2017 passages from the script were translated into Spanish and Haitian-Creole by Cruz and Augustin. For its 2023 production Theater Emory, with permission from the Wilder estate, translated the Haitian-Creole passages into Mandarin to reflect Emory’s rich and vibrant community.

“Our Town (Multilingual)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist-in-Residence Program.

 

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Britney Approximately: A Pop Greek Tragedy
Written and Directed by Megan Tabaque
With original music by Willa Barnett, Prerit Chaudhary,Ama Ofosu, and Drew Paryzer
*Britney Approximately is presented by arrangement with the playwright as a workshop production.

 Performances: April 6 - 16
The Mary Gray Munroe Theater

Description: Britney Approximately is a new play with original pop music about motherhood, isolation,  and power. Pushed through a glitter-pink meat grinder, it mixes Eurpides’ Medea with a loose retelling of the Britney Spears conservatorship court battle. One part bombastic and violent Greek Tragedy and one hundred parts tragic-pop-diva-revenge-song, this plays asks: What does our treatment of celebrity say about us?

  

 

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