"Our Town" debuts at Arrowhead Center for the Arts Thursday, March 6
The Grand Marais Playhouse pleased to present the community youth play "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, which runs for one weekend only, March 6 - 9. Thursday - Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students. Sunday, March 9 is donation day (pay what you can for your ticket).
This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Thornton Wilder's most frequently performed play, "Our Town" appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim, and won the Pulitzer Prize. From the very beginning, "Our Town" has been produced in amateur and professional theatres around the world.
Wilder offers a couple of chairs on a bare stage as the backdrop for an exploration of the universal human experience. The simple story of a love affair is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death. In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it. "Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you," she says as she takes her place among the dead.
Don’t miss this play with a talented intergenerational cast of local performers.