Theater: Verities Revisited

Not even the high professionalism of his Broadway production can disguise the fact that Thornton Wilder's Our Town was, is and always will be a humanities lecture with visual aids. The principal aids are the characters, who, ike the tables and chairs on the otherwise barren set, are deployed in a series of vignettes by the Stage Manager. His is the unenviable job of trying to be a Greek chorus to just folks. The lecture part of the play stresses the importance of the familiar things of life, and that each day should be savored as if it were the last....

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