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Event Summary

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.


Harvester 56 Theatre
56 Harvester Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020

Event Details

 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


 

"...one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre." - New York Post

 

"While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." - Edward Albee

"Thornton Wilder's masterpiece [...] An immortal tale of small town morality [and] [...] a classic of soft spoken theater." - The New York Times

"Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre [...] A spiritual experience." - New York Post

"No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves." - New York Daily News

"No play ever moved me so deeply." - Alexander Woolcott, The New Yorker

    - description and reviews from https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/646/our-town/

 

 

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