Charity No: 260045

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

 

Our town is a 1938 three-act play which tells the story of the fictional American small-town Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout, Wilder sets the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed.  The main character is the Stage Manager of the Theatre who addresses the audience directly, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles.  The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage.  With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.  The play was first performed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1938, later going on to success on Broadway and winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

 

Tim Wilkinson, the director, has this to say:

 

"This is a wonderful play and anyone involved will have the memory of it stitched into their DNA. The play has emotional punch, it is a play that celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary lives and has a good deal of resonance. We aim to reclaim “Our Town” from the accumulated dust of its performance history, and claim it for our here and now.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of it."

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