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Ashland resident Dwight Patten to star in Moonstruck Theater Company’s OUR TOWN
PRESS RELEASE – February 18, 2014
Framingham-based MOONSTRUCK THEATER COMPANY, in association with Amazing Things Art Center of Framingham, is pleased to present the classic American play *Our Town*, by Thornton Wilder, opening Friday, March 14, and running for seven performances through Sunday, March 23. Performances will take place at Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed work. Set in the early 20th century in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, the play explores the beauty of love, marriage, family and the everyday precious moments that may be taken for granted. *Our Town*, known for its minimalistic use of set and props, has the Stage Manager narrate the love story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb. As the couple moves through life we are reminded of how important it is to stop and take time to appreciate the significance in the simplest of moments.
The production features 14 performers from the Boston and MetroWest regions, including Dwight Patten of Ashland as Dr. Gibbs, the town doctor and George’s stern but loving father.
“Our Town has a great message about living life to the fullest every day and to appreciate what you have before the moments are gone forever,” says Patten, who has been involved in theater since he was 14. “It’s the 1901 version of YOLO. This is a message that should be passed from generation to generation, for it is as relevant today as it was when written in the 1938.”
Patten, who makes his Moonstruck Theater Company debut with this show, says “This production has many talented individuals working hard to bring out the essence and human experience of everyday life.” Off-stage, Dwight works for a commercial real estate firm, spends time riding in his 1967 Austin Healey 3000, and enjoys vacations with his wife and four kids.
The show is produced by Caroline Fonseca and directed by Matthew Sherman. The production will be presented at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA.
Tickets are $24 for general admission, $23 for senior citizens and students, $21 for Amazing Things Members, and $12 for children 12 and under.
For tickets, reservations, and more information, visit www.moonstrucktheater.org or call 508-405-ARTS (2787).