By Thornton Wilder
For the citizens of Grover’s Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the Boy-Next-Door meets the Girl-Next-Door. Set in an All-American small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life while one has it and to relish every moment – no matter how mundane it seems – for it is those small moments that are truly miraculous. A partnership production with UNC School of the Arts. Performances at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.
Sunday, February 18 following 2:00pm show
Salem College professor Edyta Oczkowicz will talk about Wilder and his literary innovations.
Triad Stage Book Club
Thursday, February 22 @ 6 p.m. | Bookmarks Bookstore
Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
An Evening of Storytelling
Monday, February 26 @ 6:30 p.m. | Bookmarks Bookstore
Bring a story, bring a friend, or simply listen in to an evening of stories. Topic Our Town: Stories of Home.
“Excellent production of one of my favorite American plays.”
The first thing you notice about Triad Stage’s production of “Our Town” is the space between things: space on the stage, space between sounds, space between words.
In 1938, Thornton Wilder’s groundbreaking play “Our Town” first appeared in New York City. Its approach to telling the story of a small American town in the early 1900s — no set, minimal props — led it to the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In celebration of the play’s 80th year, Triad Stage is partnering with the UNC School of the Arts to bring the classic to the Hanesbrands Theatre, with previews beginning Feb. 14.