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Dutton Foster


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Dutton Foster has just retired from 42 years of teaching English and directing plays at the high school level. He continues to design and build sets for school productions. His first play, The Wild Flowering of Chastity, has been produced widely in high school, community, and dinner theater. His musicalLurking on the Railroad has also enjoyed a considerable number of productions. Mr. Foster and his wife Caroline enjoy bicycling, birding, and cross-country skiing. He is a railfan and model-builder on the side.

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Our Rotten Town

Our Rotten Town

a town very much like Thornton Wilder's Grover's Corners is populated by characters from Shakespearean tragedy, all dressing and speaking in 20th century style. They love, they lose, they inevitably die -- and they have a chance to confront each other in the afterlife.


1st Produced:
St. Paul academy (St. Paul, MN, United States)    2001


1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -


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35-45 min Parody

Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  5 males, 6 females, 1 either (12-18 actors possible: 4-9 males, 8-13 females)

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