Our Town 75th Anniversary Events

October 8, 2012

foto_r1.jpgOur Town First Stages Project
Was Our Town in YOUR town?

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. Send us your findings and we'll send you a signed copy of The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder.

SF Little Man.jpgSamuel French hosts
Our Town: 75 Photos for 75 Years

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of OUR TOWN Samuel French is featuring 75 photos from productions throughout the years.

Upcoming Professional Productions
United States

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Theatre at Monmouth
Directed by Davis Robinson
July 19-August 17, 2013

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Insight Theatre Company
Directed by Tom Martin
September 12-29, 2013

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Pittsburgh Public Theatre
Directed by Ted Pappas
September 26 - October 27, 2013

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Directed by Joseph Discher
October 16 - November 17, 201

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Surflight Theatre
September 25 - October 4

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Actor's Theatre of Louisville
Directed by Les Waters
January 21 - February 9, 2014

International Productions

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Apollo Theatre Company, Guildford, Surrey
South UK Tour, Spring 2013

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Savio(u)r Theatre Company, London
at The King's Head Theatre
June 2013


OurTownBanner4.pngCentral City Opera, Colorado
July 6-28, 2013

Other Events

BigReadLogoSmall.jpgThe Big Read Events
(Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey)

April 21-23, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Highlights include Thornton Wilder: A Life. An Academy Evening Talk with Tappan Wilder and Wilder biographer Penelope Niven.
More information available on The Big Read website.

Past Events

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Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
May 1-19, 2013

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Rubicon Theatre
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
March 6 - 31, 2013

Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA: December 12, 2012-January 13

Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C.: January 25-February 24, 2013

Ford's Theatre Events
On February 4, 2012, Ford's Theatre will celebrate the official 75th Anniversary of Our Town's Broadway opening, with the awarding of the third Wilder Prize and an event exploring the play's universal resonances. A post-performance talkback will feature Tappan Wilder, author and Thornton Wilder's nephew. Theatergoers can also enjoy a pre-performance seminar with Tappan Wilder and Wilder biographer Penelope Niven, who will be discussing the Wilder family's legacy and the newly published biography Thornton Wilder: A Life. Other events to be announced will examine Wilder's works that were precursors to or have stylistic resonances of the dramatic conventions employed in Our Town. Event dates and details will be posted on the Ford's Theatre website as the production nears. Visit www.fordstheatre.org to learn more.

AF_Sliderourtown.jpgThe Actors Fund hosted an event celebrating Our Town on March 4th at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, New York, NY.

BigReadLogoSmall.jpgThe Big Read Events
(Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey)
February 5-March 10, 2013, Brunswick, GA

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