Study Guide

Our Town Characters

By Thornton Wilder

Stage Manager

Here’s the key question: Is the Stage Manager an inhabitant of Grover’s Corners?Ding!...

Emily Webb

She’s the girl next door! And she’s destined for the boy next door. Aww. What else...

George Gibbs

George is the the son of Doc and Mrs. Gibbs. Evidently a popular boy (he was elected class...

Dr. Gibbs

Doc Gibbs is a father, a husband, and the town doctor. This, if nothing else, speaks to the size...

Mrs. Gibbs

Mrs. Gibbs, descended from a long family line in Grover’s Corners, is described as a...

Mr. Webb

Mr. Webb is a father, husband, and the editor of the local paper. Mr. Webb is also the political...

Mrs. Webb

Mrs. Webb is Emily and Wally’s mother. She is described as "a thin, serious, crisp woman."...

Simon Stimson

Simon, the town drunk and choir director, is the sore thumb that sticks out in Our Town's perfect...