Our Town

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photoThornton Wilder's classic play "Our Town" has become one of the most performed theatrical performances of the twentieth-century.

Set in the fictional Grove's Corner, New Hampshire at the turn of the century, its messages of hope and living in the day still speak to us today.

Tonight, what has made Our Town stand the test of time?




Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder's nephew and Literary Executor, Honorary Chair of the Thornton Wilder Society

Jackson Bryer - Professor of English at the University of Maryland, editor of "Conversations with Thornton Wilder"

Liz Diamond, Chair of the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama and resident at the Yale Repertory Theatre;Jack Beatty, "On Point" news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on December 20, 2002.


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