Our Town opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre on February 4, 1938, produced and directed by Jed Harris. The original cast featured Frank Craven, Martha Scott, and John Craven.
The play returned to Broadway four times: in 1944 starring
Marc Connelly; in 1969 starring Henry Fonda; in 1988 starring Spalding Gray; and
in 2002 starring Paul Newman.
Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love
and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of 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.
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