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Contextualizing “Our Town”

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, a mix of Whitman faculty, First Congregational Church members and Whitman and Walla Walla High School students stood before rows of pews at the First Congregational Church and performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” one of America’s most-produced plays, in a simple cold read. ...

Thinking like a writer yields more fulfilling life

Sam Chapman

April 5, 2012

When I was a junior in high school, I acted in a production of "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's classic play, in which a layer of sweet Americana conceals a core of pure human misery. In a key scene, the protagonist asks the omniscient narrator if anybody "realizes life while they live it." "No," replies...

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