At a time of stress, a time of fear, a time of sorrow, it seems that many theatremakers the world over have independently and almost simultaneously turned to a play that is over 80 years old: Our Town, a Pulitzer Prize winner of seemingly bygone days, capturing the lives and deaths in a white New Hampshire village at the turn of the 20th century. For those of any age, now daily facing what so many view as assaults on the very principles of American life, perhaps there is comfort in Our Town.
This moving 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.
Shows start at 7pm except Sundays. Sunday shows start at 2pm
Theatre: Fine Arts Building Theatre
Runtime: 2hr 25min (incl. of 2 intermissions)