“A play that captures the universal experience of being alive”
This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer winning play appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim and has been a theatrical staple throughout the world.
Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts of Our Town–growing up, adulthood, and death–is fully realized.
The simple story is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death. In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it. “Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you,” she says as she takes her place among the dead.
Perfect for young performers looking to take a deeper dive into theater.
For performers age 12 and up
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7 pm + Saturdays 10 am-2 pm beginning January 4
6 Performances: March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Audition sign ups and additional info will go up soon.