Dominican University’s Performing Arts Center presents “Our Town”

By Lisa Knych

The play “Our Town” is an American classic set in the early 1900s in Grover’s Corners, a small town in New Hampshire. And it’s coming to Dominican soon.

Krista Hansen, the director of the show, said there were many factors that affected her decision to choose this play. Hansen said, “Our Town was chosen because of its historical context. It provides many students the opportunity to perform and because of its valuable themes.”

Even though the play was written in the 1930s, Hansen believes its lessons are still relevant today. “It reminds us that we are so busy going about our daily routines. We realize too late that time has flown by and we missed so much,” she said. “It is important that we do not take for granted the life we have, the relationships we make and the small wonders in the world around us.”

Hansen also said she has decided to stick with the original minimalistic set design. She chose an interesting visual tone that will make the characters and the stage look like an old photograph. They have also brought in a foley artist who will create live sound effects mimicking a recording studio.

The play runs Nov. 14-16. Tickets are $5 for students.

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