Our Town

Our Town

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Director: James Naughton

Cast: James Naughton, Paul Newman, Maggie Lacey, Ben Fox

     
 

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Originally assembled by actress Joanne Woodward at Connecticut's Westport County Playhouse (where she served as artistic director), this highly praised 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play Our Town enjoyed a brief Broadway stay that same year, and it was during its New York run that the production was videotaped for the ShowtimeSee more details below

Overview

Originally assembled by actress Joanne Woodward at Connecticut's Westport County Playhouse (where she served as artistic director), this highly praised 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play Our Town enjoyed a brief Broadway stay that same year, and it was during its New York run that the production was videotaped for the Showtime cable network. The revival's principal attraction was Woodward's husband, Paul Newman, in the role of the avuncular Stage Manager, who narrates the action and occasionally converses with the characters on-stage and with members of the audience. Covering a period from 1901 to approximately 1917, the play is set in the New England community of Grover's Corners (conveyed with a bare minimum of sets and props, as dictated by Wilder's original staging notes). The focus is on the romance between Emily Webb (Maggie Lacey), daughter of the town's newspaper editor, and George Gibbs (Ben Fox). The play's three acts run the full gamut of Emily and George's relationship, from courtship, to marriage, to early death. In addition to Newman, the cast of Our Town is full of familiar TV and movie faces, among them Jeffrey DeMunn, Jane Curtin, Mia Dillon, Travis Walters, Stephen Mendillo, and Jake Robards, grandson of Jason Robards Jr.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
UPC:
0841887050135
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
16,920

Special Features

Closed Caption; Production notes from Paul Newman; Joanne Woodward and James Naughton

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Stage Manager
Maggie Lacey Emily Webb
Ben Fox George Gibbs
Frank Converse Dr. Gibbs
Jayne Atkinson Julia Gibbs
Jeffrey DeMunn Charles Webb
Jane Curtin Myrtle Webb
Stephen Spinella Simon Stimson
Mia Dillon Mrs. Soames
Jake Robards Howie Newsome
Travis Walters Si Crowell
T.J. Sullivan Joe Crowell
Stephen Mendillo Constable Bill Warren
John Braden Prof. Willard
Tom Brennan Joe Stoddard
Conor Donovan Wally Webb
Kristen Hahn Rebecca Gibbs
Carter Jackson Sam Craig
Wendy Barrie-Wilson Woman in Balcony
Reathel Bean Man in Auditorium
Cynthia Wallace Woman in Auditorium

Technical Credits
James Naughton Director
Phil Abraham Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [12:05]
2. Chapter 2 [3:52]
3. Chapter 3 [9:42]
4. Chapter 4 [4:03]
5. Chapter 5 [4:20]
6. Chapter 6 [13:29]
7. Chapter 7 [28:44]
8. Chapter 8 [2:06]
9. Chapter 9 [9:26]
10. Chapter 10 [14:03]
11. Chapter 11 [11:08]
12. Chapter 12 [2:57]
13. Chapter 13 [3:45]

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