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Blowing the dust off ‘Our Town’
In the 74 years since Thornton Wilder’s landmark “Our Town” premiered on Broadway, the fictional village of Grover’s Corners, N.H., has become a familiar place. But the play has often been enshrouded in an amber glow of folksy sentimentality and nostalgia, overshadowing its harsh truths and rueful meditations on life and death. Now director David Cromer, who won a 2009 Obie Award for his hit off-Broadway production of the play, brings his intimate, stripped-down vision of it to a new production at the Huntington Theatre Company, starting Friday.