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Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

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Cast overview:
Catherine Borek ...
Teacher and Director of the Play
Karen Greene ...
Teacher and Director of the Play
Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown ...
Herself / The Stage Manager
Archie Posada ...
Himself / George Gibbs
Armia Robinson ...
Herself / Emily Webb
Jackie Oliver ...
Herself / Mrs. Soames
Christopher Patterson ...
Himself / Mr. Webb
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The Dominquez High School in Comptom, California--with an explosive culture of black and hispanic youths and dismal outlook of school life--has not produced a play in 20 years. They have nothing in the way of a theater program, nor a budget of any sort. This documentary chronicles the month and a half before the opening night play performance of their version of Our Town. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The original play "Our Town" opened at Henry Miller's Theater in New York City on 4 February 1938 and had 338 performances. See more »

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Our Town: 2005
17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the smallest haven of hope... ...in a self destructing world. the delicate and impressionable lives of teenagers are being molded into who they are going to be. a door has opened for them, giving them another choice, other than being swallowed up by the ghetto. a hand full of students and two teachers have made a choice and learned there is a better way of life. it's a real life film, documenting the lives of kids in a compton highschool trying to put on the play "our town" by thornton wilder. they learn how to work hard for what they want, that life is a struggle!!! and as the teacher in the film said, the only reason for putting on the play was that it was coming from love. Film Movement knows how to pich their movies. those kids made this world a better place.


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