Our Town First Stages Project (1939-1940)

February 17, 2012

Was Our Town in YOUR town?
Join us in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Our Town with

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Thornton Wilder's Our Town was produced 658 times in the first 20 months in the United States and Canada after the Broadway production closed in 1939. We found a list of the communities in which these first productions were mounted, but it identifies only the city (or town), state and month and year.

This is where YOU come in: Find out if your home city or town may have hosted a production of Our Town between 1939-1940!

Type Our Town in the box below, along with your location, and click 'Search.'

For example, type in Our Town Fargo ND to find that a production of Our Town was mounted there in February of '39.


If it turns up, we invite you to do some digging at your local library and online!

From the name of the theatre, to the performance dates, names of the director, cast and crew, to images from the program or poster for the production, and of course, reviews, we'd love to find out more about Our Town in your town as part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2013.

As this information is sent to us, we will put it on the website and begin to build an individual page for each production. Please send all information to Programs Director Rosey Strub: rosey@thorntonwilder.com.

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