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'Our Town' production has ties to the past

Fifty years ago, when Dr. Charles O. Hadley directed "Our Town" at Queens, its playwright (who was a friend of another faculty member) agreed to play a role in the production.  Unfortunately, Thornton Wilder took ill and the show went on without him.  But his congratulatory note to one of the cast is on view in Everett Library today.

With a nod to Queens' theatrical history and an ongoing fascination with the Pulitzer Prize-winning script, Queens Theater is pleased to again produce this universal masterpiece of lasting appeal, humor, humanity, punch and power this month.  Hadley and wife Jane Hadley, who teaches theater at Queens, are part of the cast.

The action in "Our Town" is simple, but the significance profound as Queens' cast of 24 provides a new take on this established classic in their modern-dress and innovative surround staging production.

Performances will be on Nov. 11-13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in Hadley Theater. Tickets are $6 and available at the door.


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