Our Town

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Our Town is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.

  1. Thornton Wilder


  2. James Naughton


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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Stage Manager

  2. Jayne Atkinson

    Jayne Atkinson

    Mrs. Gibbs

  3. Reathel Bean

    Man in Auditorium

  4. Wendy Barrie-Wilson

    Woman in Balcony

  5. John Braden

    Professor Willard

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Our Town


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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 24, 2003


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

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Homepage http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/americancollection/ourtown/index.html



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