by Thornton Wilder
Presented Downtown in Peterborough, NH
“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings.”
To celebrate our Grand Restart, there is no play more perfect than Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. An exploration of the profound experience of everyday life, Our Town looks through the eyes of the citizens of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in their growing up, loving, living, and dying. The ownership of this Pulitzer Prize-winning American play is strongly felt by the residents of Peterborough, NH (long rumored to be the inspiration for Grover’s Corners, whether confirmed or not…).
The Players has a long and intimate connection to Our Town: since our first production in 1940, on which Thornton Wilder himself consulted, it has become our most produced play to date.
In a Players’ first, this production will be performed onsite, outdoors in downtown Peterborough, NH. Our Town, downtown, in our town; a celebration of what it means to be human.