Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

Back to Article
Back to Article

Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

Charlotte Aexel, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This year’s fall play, Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Mr. Schultz was, truly one of the best performances, in my opinion that Brookfield Academy has ever done. Now I know that the previous statement probably sounds very dramatic, and by no means am I negatively criticizing any other performances. Personally, I found 451 and Guys and Dolls to both be excellent and well made.

However, one thing made the difference. There is a point at which actors and actresses gain the ability to fully grasp their characters. As a writer, I undergo a similar struggle. Creating a believable person, whether from scratch, or simply bringing the person to live on stage is no small feat. And our Academy actors accomplished it over the weekend.

At previous shows, the acting has been excellent, but I was aware they were actors. Here, sitting in the dim light of the all purpose room, or outside under the stars, I’d completely forgotten where I was. The decision for the third act to take place outside was a controversial, if you will, decision. When I first heard about it, I found it ridiculous to be so close to packing snow pants for a theatre performance. However, in the context of the play, even as one who had never read it or seen it, the setting of the cemetery and the tone of the third act were perfectly complemented by such a clear yet crisp October night.

As I’ve said, the acting was superb. I saw a few of the actors crying with me towards the end. Each one gave a convincing performance, regardless of the size of the part. The play felt involved, and somewhat haunting, due to the smallness of the town, and the meaning of the characters.

If you haven’t yet congratulated the actors on their performance, then you must do so immediately, for Our Town was a masterpiece.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Charlotte Aexel, Reporter

Charlotte Aexel is a sophomore at Brookfield Academy and is excited to participate in her first year on the Newspaper staff. She will be writing reviews...

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Arts

    Alumni Art Exhibition

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    Sixteen Years Later, Tom DeLonge’s “Box Car Racer” Still Holds Up

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    Kid Cudi: The Story of the Chosen One

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Headlines

    A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    Oscar Wilde Reborn in New Film

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Headlines

    One Year Later: Remembering Lil Peep

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    Pink Moon: A Glimpse Into the Final Days of Nick Drake

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    Yung Lean: Your Favorite Rapper’s Grandfather

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Student Life

    Keep on Smiling, Students

  • Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance

    Culture

    The World Droning On

Navigate Right
Our Town: BA’s Fall Performance