Why Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' is 75 Years Young - Speakeasy - WSJ

Why Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ is 75 Years Young

Penelope Niven, the Thornton Wilder biographer, explains why the playwright's "Our Town" -- which turns 75 years old today -- still resonates with audiences and theater companies.

I love this!  I have seen a minimalist set for Our Town but this is even better.  The empty chairs evoke all the other people that inhabit the town.. and graveyear. Beautiful set  - Williamstown Theatre Festival's Our Town. DBK

I have seen a minimalist set for Our Town but this is even better. The empty chairs evoke all the other people that inhabit the town. Beautiful set - Williamstown Theatre Festival& Our Town.

paul newman our town

Paul Newman an icon of cool masculinity

imaginative use of ladders - George and Emily in Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN

In our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying." Our Town, by Thornton Wilde

I love this set for our town - but the real work is in the lighting here - the sparseness of it all.

OUR TOWN at Ford’s Theatre Offers Sneak Peek For New Offering at Theater J

The cast in the Ford’s Theatre production of 'Our Town,' Photo by T.

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