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take a stroll through Our Town

February 11, 2010

“I always thought about you as one of the chief people I thought about.”

-George Gibbs

The characters in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town have aw-shucks sincerity in spades. This three act play, about the lives (and deaths) of ordinary folks in a New England village in 1901, is full of lines, such as the delightfully redundant one above, that speak of a more honest time and place. However, Wilder’s classic play is about more than just the charmed lives of small town Americans. Our Town might make you feel like going home, but it also pushes you to ask yourself where home, metaphysically speaking, really is.

Our Town will be at the Chattanooga Theatre Center’s Main Stage until February 14th. For a review of the show’s opening night, visit The Pulse.

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