Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the 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, 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.
Winner: Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938.
"While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." —Edward Albee
"Thornton Wilder's masterpiece...An immortal tale of small town morality [and]...a classic of soft spoken theater." --The New York Times
"Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre...A spiritual experience." --The New York Post
"No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves."- The New York Daily News
"No play ever moved me so deeply." —Alexander Woolcott, The New Yorker