Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Our Town is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. Set in the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners, it tells the story of an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Scenes from the town's history between the years of 1901 and 1913 are performed. The play is performed without a set and the actors mime their actions without the use of props. Throughout Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, such as narration by a stage manager.
Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It later went on to success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Our version of Our Town will draw a strong connection to Ferndale itself, utilizing images and subtext that relate specifically to our own experience. As the kick-off to our season of "Family, Friends, Ferndale" we felt it was the quintessential depiction of small town life, the good, the not quite so good, the hopes and dreams and the realities that make up the fabric of why we love life here so much.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre (View)
447 Main Street
Ferndale, CA 95536
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