Study Guide

Our Town Religion

By Thornton Wilder


We are given the religious demographics of Grover’s Corners: ninety-seven percent of the citizens are Christian. Religiosity plays a minor role in Our Town as the ethical and moral backdrop underlining the way Grover’s Corners citizens live their lives.

Questions About Religion

  1. If the play didn’t tell us that the vast majority of citizens of Grover’s Corners were Christian, would we have other hints?
  2. How is the after-life represented?

Chew on This

Despite what the statistics tell us, religion in Our Town is actually deeply ambiguous.