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OURTOWN 2160

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Lee Lewis

Life Community Joy

With a story so simple and a heart so warm, this classic celebrates all that is precious in life.

Life in a small town. Babies are born. Children go to school, and play and dream. People grow up, fall in love, get married, hold down a job, and grow old. The same surnames last down through the years, but the faces change. There are inevitable tragedies and triumphant joys.

As we come to know the people in this town, we see how the threads of their everyday lives are gently woven into the rich and complex, funny and heartbreaking fabric that is community. And for all its simplicity, this play reveals a great truth at its heart: deep meaning and startling value are in every moment of existence. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town has long been America’s most performed play. It reminds us to look to the future with hope, to see the beauty in the everyday world and to cherish the people we love.

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2021 Education Pack

  • Duration
    2 hrs and 15 mins, plus interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 8 Feb, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 25 Jan, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 8 Feb, 6.30pm

  • Duration
    2 hrs and 15 mins, plus interval
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tue 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 8 Feb, 6.30pm
  • Play briefing

    Mon 25 Jan, 6pm

  • Night with the Artists

    Mon 8 Feb, 6.30pm

Creatives

Writer Thornton Wilder
Director Lee Lewis
Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner
Lighting Designer
Paul Jackson

30 JAN - 20 FEB Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
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