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Our Town, March 1977

Starring
Stage Manager - Robert J. Wesley
Emily Webb - Cathe Adkins


George Gibbs - Jerry Lucas

 

 

Directed By:
Leland Starnes

About the Play:
Our Town is as American as the READER'S DIGEST or Norman Rockwell. It is often taken as a kind of homespun documentary of small town life in New Hampshire before World War I, but Mr. Wilder's intention was somewhat deeper than mere nostalgic evocation. "OUR TOWN," he said, "is not offered as a picture of life in a New Hampshire village, or as a speculation about the conditions of life after death... it is an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." To help us to perceive this value, Mr. Wilder depended upon his knowledge of that peculiar characteristic of the theatre: its "power to raise the exhibited individual action into the realm of idea and type and universal" and thereby to evoke our belief.

-Leland Starnes

Our Town, March 1977 Play Poster Cover
Our Town, March 1977 Production Scene - Two actors in tall chairs face away from each other
Production Scenes

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