Study Guide

Our Town Narrator Point of View

By Thornton Wilder

Narrator Point of View

Third Person (Omniscient)

The Stage Manager functions as the narrator of the play and our tour guide throughout Grover’s Corners, selecting what the audience members (and readers) get to see. The Stage Manager uses his power to ask characters to leave the stage, to actually enter the scene himself, and to pose questions that help us interpret the play.