Campbell Playhouse s OUR TOWN by

y Thornton Wilder Produced and Scripted by Orson Welles with John Craven Orson Welles PLOT SUMMARY: Our Town is a three act play by Thornton Wilder which is, perhaps, the most frequently produced play by an American playwright. The play is set in the fictional community of Grover s Corners, modeled after several Hampshire towns in the Mount Monadnock region: Jaffrey, Peterborough, Dublin, and others. Using meta-theatrical devices, the play is set in a 1930 s theater. Through the actions of the Stage Manager the town of Grover s Corners is created for the audience and scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out. Wilder, in his 30s, began this play before his time at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough in June, 1937, one of many locations where Wilder worked on the play. The third act was drafted entirely in one day during a visit to Zurich in September of 1937 after a long evening walk in the rain with a friend. Our Town is a story of character development that details the interactions between citizens of an everyday town in the early 20th century through their everyday lives (particularly the lives of George Gibbs, a doctor s son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of a newspaper editor). It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown. The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse. Approximate play time of 1 hour THIS AUDIO CD WILL PLAY IN ANY ORDINARY CD PLAYER On Aug-04-07 at 16:12:40 PDT

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