A unique production
of the classic play “Our Town” will be presented by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern next
week at the Pitt-Bradford.
Thornton Wilder’s popular
Pulitzer-prize winning drama will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the
Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.
The Five Points Star arts blog
called the Little Green Pig production “a fresh, innovative, heart-squeezing
Performed with an all
African-American cast, director Jay O’Berski told the Chapel Hill (N.C.) News
that the Durham, N.C., theater group follows Wilder’s story line.
“It’s a place where birth, weddings
and death are unencumbered by the sensationalistic elements that normally
accompany black stories in modern media. It’s a look at what was and what is,
through the lens of America’s most produced, iconic play.”
Five Points said the cast, which
must play multiple roles, is “uniformly strong,” and particularly praised J.
Alphonse Nicholson as teenager George Gibbs and Aurelia Belfield as protagonist
Dr. Kevin Ewert, professor of
theater at Pitt-Bradford, said, “In 2006, Little Green Pig did Checkhov’s ‘The
Cherry Orchard’ with an all-black cast. It was extraordinary. It was like
watching a new play that also happened to be this great classic, where the quiet
museum reverence was traded in for something with a lot more life in it. ‘Our
Town’ is being similarly reinvented.”
Little Green Pig is a nonprofit
theater company with a model that is experimental but accessible, strange and
dreamlike, but familiar and immediate.
Tickets are $6 for the public and $2
for all students and may be purchased through the Bromeley box office by
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