by Thornton Wilder
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Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”
About the Show
Famously narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow 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.
This updated version is true to Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed and is an invaluable addition to the American stage. Cutting edge at its debut,
Our Town remains a unique piece of avant garde theater and the inspiration of countless minimalist plays to follow.
"While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." - Edward Albee
"Thornton Wilder's masterpiece [...] An immortal tale of small town morality [and] [...] a classic of soft spoken theater."
- The New York Times
"Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre [...] A spiritual experience." - New York Post
"No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves." - New York Daily News
"No play ever moved me so deeply."
- Alexander Woolcott, The New Yorker
running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes