OUR TOWN, A PLAY IN THREE ACTS.
Our Town, a Play in Three Acts.
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize winning play Our Town was one of the most performed plays of the twentieth century. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, Our Town was inspired in part by Peterborough, New Hampshire—home of The MacDowell Colony. Wilder worked nine seasons at the Colony, including a residency in 1937, while he was writing Our Town. Although he avoided identifying Grover’s Corners with any real place, its similarity to Peterborough is unmistakable.
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