Monthly Archives: September 2014

Meet Jenny Leona, Emily in Our Town

Like many other budding thespians, Jenny Leona first found Our Town in a high school drama class. She got to do the scene where Emily, the play’s young heroine, snaps peas and worries whether she’s pretty enough to find love. “You’re pretty enough for all normal purposes,” her mother tells her. “Reading it since then,… Continue reading →

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First rehearsal: Our Town

When people think of the greatest plays in American theatre only a few titles immediately jump to mind. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. A Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill. The list is short. “Picking the best American play is a useless enterprise. What… Continue reading →

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Meet the Actors: Myra Lucretia Taylor, the Stage Manager in Our Town

Myra Lucretia Taylor thinks of her block in Manhattan, the neighborhood where she’s lived her whole life, as its own little village. She remembers the people around her as children. Some remember her as a child. She’s been to weddings, funerals, and every kind of life event in between. When she was a child, her… Continue reading →

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