'Our Town' in our town

  The play  Our Town , by Thornton Wilder, was first produced in 1938. It's set in a small New Hampshire town around the turn of the 20th Century.

The play Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, was first produced in 1938. It's set in a small New Hampshire town around the turn of the 20th Century.

"In Middlebury’s production of Our Town,

three local churches served as the stage:

Baptist for the first act; Methodist, the second;

And St. Stephen’s Episcopal (mine) for the third.

Between the acts, we followed ushers

 

who carried lanterns past stages vignettes:

two lovers spooned behind the bandstand on the green,

a horse and buggy meandered down the street,

and in the window of the barber shop

a barber stood with razor and strop''

 

-- From "Our Town: Middlebury, Vermont,'' by Jennifer Bates