It Goes So Fast . . .

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation presents its latest online exhibition, “It Goes So FastOur Town by Hirschfeld.” Now live at AlHirschfeldFoundation.org/exhibitions though May 15, the exhibition features Hirschfeld’s reflections of the legendary Thornton Wilder drama featuring artists including Frances Conroy, Henry Fonda, Spalding Gray, Helen Hayes, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra, Eric Stoltz and more. “It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld” is guest-curated by Howard Sherman, in conjunction with the publication of his book, Another Day’s Begun: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st Century (Methuen Drama, publisher). This is the first exhibition from the Al Hirschfeld Foundation concentrated on a single play. Through Hirschfeld’s pen, we see how Wilder’s landmark drama so resonated with both audiences and performers over eight decades. Hirschfeld drew Our Town productions on stage, on television, and even a musical version. Howard Sherman brings many of these productions to life in his engaging commentary throughout the exhibition.

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