“Our Town” and New England

“Our Town”, a play written by Thorton Wilder, is an excellent three-act example of how the author himself viewed New England towns in the early 20th century. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, the purpose of the play was to show insight into the lives of everyday Americans. The first act of the play, in which the “Stage Manager” forms to set the scene in the play (as when it was first performed it used virtually no props) as a whole, and certainly reflects the authors’ view of New England.