Our Town

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

November 3-12, 2017

 

A classic American drama that still resonates with audiences today, OUR TOWN, is a touching and timeless story which examines the bittersweet textures of daily life, love and marriage and death, all set in the small fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New England in the 1900’s. Through beautifully written prose, Wilder depicts the intricacies of his small town character’s – the friendly chat with the milkman, the gossip over the back fence, the schoolyard flirtation — and subtly evokes the larger impulses that move beneath the surface of everyday life: the striving for love, the fear of death, the comfort in company, and the persistence of loneliness. Performed with minimal props and sets, Wilder creates a captivating way to keep the simple story new: he gives the audience a narrator, the Stage Manager, who interacts freely with the audience and cast and crafts around him a solid structure upon which to hang his play.

The story itself skillfully follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. “Do human beings ever realize life while they’re living it – every, every minute?” Emily Webb. OUR TOWN, recognized as one of the finest plays ever written by an American, will make you laugh, tear up and touch your heart.

We believe this show would be enjoyed most by audiences in 3rd grade and up; however you are the best person to make this decision. The play OUR TOWN can be found in any public library.

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Performances

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Friday, November 3 - 7:00pmPurchase Tickets
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Friday, November 10 - 11:00amPurchase Tickets
Friday, November 10 - 7:00pmPurchase Tickets
Saturday, November 11 - 7:00pmSOLD OUT! Limited seating available at the door.
Sunday, November 12 - 2:00pmSOLD OUT! Limited seating available at the door. Waiting list will begin at 1:00pm.