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OUR TOWN

Fringe Festival 2022

October 28 – 29, 2022

CFA Concert Hall

As part of the 26th annual Fringe Festival, Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre presented Our Town, an opera based on the 1938 Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name by Thornton Wilder. The piece is about the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., between 1901 and 1913. First performed in 2006, the opera is unique in that it contains almost no spoken dialogue, a bare stage, and minimal props. 

Composed by Ned Rorem, with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy, Our Town was performed October 28 and 29 in the CFA Concert Hall. William Lumpkin, a CFA associate professor of music and artistic director of the Opera Institute, is the music director, and the stage director is Nathan Troup (CFA’04), a CFA opera lecturer. 


Photography by Jacob Chang-Rascle

Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)
Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)
Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)
Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)
Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)
Flip through the program to find a list of the cast and production team.
Our Town (Jacob Chang-Rascle)

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Info & Credits

Composed by Ned Rorem, with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy

 William Lumpkin, music director 

Nathan Troup (CFA’04), stage director

Photography by Jacob Chang-Rascle

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