The mission of Batavia Players Inc. is to bring affordable theatre to the community
by making theatre accessible to everyone
with a variety of quality productions, to enhance artistic growth of participants
and encourage audiences to think, feel and develop an appreciation for theatre.
Batavia Players is excited to bring to the stage this play written by Thornton Wilder in 1938.
This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.
Winner! 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama