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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Our Town Teacher Pass

Our Town Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Our Town, NYC-style

Top NYT critic, Charles Isherwood, reviews David Cromer's 2009 Off-Broadway production. This version updates the old-timey aspects of Our Town—characters check the time on their cell-phones, not ancient chronometers—but retains the eternal message of Wilder's masterpiece. The article also includes a recording of Cromer performing the Stage Manager's opening speech.