Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and also won a Tony Award for Best Revival. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.
Throughout the play, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and even plays some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.
This play is Rated PG-13. Parental guidance is suggested due to complex themes.