Title

Our Town

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Playwright

Thornton Wilder

Performance Dates

June 3 & 5, 1948

Creative Team

Director...........................................................J. F. Smith

Technical Director...........................................William Bale

Directors and Stage Crew..............................Phil Macomber

Business Manager..........................................Judy Edworthy

Lighting...........................................................Charles Meyers and Bill Hunt

Publicity..........................................................Gene Reynolds

Properties.......................................................Don Stearns and Stanley Busic

Off Stage Effects............................................Dick Shoemaker

Music Director.................................................William Cramer

Synopsis

This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. 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.” 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. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/646/our-town

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

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