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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Dr. Gibbs Timeline and Summary

  • Doc Gibbs returns from delivering a baby in Polish Town. Exhausted, he won’t get more than three hours of sleep before his next appointment with a patient.
  • Doc Gibbs talks with George about doing chores.
  • Doc Gibbs comes downstairs for breakfast and teases his wife about one of their chicks leaving the coop.
  • Doc Gibbs and Mrs. Gibbs reminisce about their own pre-wedding fright, and admit that neither of them slept much the night before either.
  • Doc Gibbs attends Emily’s funeral.
  • After the procession leaves, Doc Gibbs stands in front of Mrs. Gibbs’ gravesite. He has brought her flowers.