Study Guide

Our Town What’s Up With the Title?

By Thornton Wilder

What’s Up With the Title?

Our Town, Our Town… Yes, this play is about your town. It could be anyone's town. Grover’s Corners, the town in which Our Town is set, might be out in the boonies of New Hampshire and the dustbin of the past, but by titling his play Our Town, Wilder hints that Grover’s Corners exists outside of New Hampshire, and outside of the early 1900s. The events and themes that occupy the citizens of Grover’s Corners are universal – hence the title, Our Town.