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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town: It Doesn’t Get Wilder Than This True or False

1. In the second act, what are George and Emily about to do? -> Get married
2. What were Emily and George eating or drinking when they first admitted their feelings for each other? -> Strawberry ice cream sodas
3. How does Emily die? -> From boredom. You try living in Grover’s Corners without going a little stir crazy.
4. To what day does Emily choose to return? -> The day she married George
5. What is George doing when Emily returns to the cemetery? -> Crying over her grave