Updated: Jan 29
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winner Our Town had a reputation for white bread sentimentality by the time Michel Hausmann read it in New York a few years ago. But the Venezuelan immigrant found himself riveted by the 1938 story of a New Hampshire village, worlds away from his native Caracas.
“I was blown away by how universal it was,” says Hausmann, Miami New Drama’s artistic director. “This is not a nostalgia piece about the good old days. This is about being alive on earth -- now!”