By Thornton Wilder
Our Town by Thornton Wilder is a beautiful play. It’s beautiful in its simplicity yet it has a profound message. Although set in small town America in a place called Grover’s Corners at the turn of the last century, it could be anywhere. Thornton Wilder tried in this play to endow individual experience with cosmic significance and “ Our Town” is not just an affectionate portrait of ordinary people in a small town, it is also an attempt to find value for the smallest events in our daily life. The themes are universal – the strength of community, the importance and joy of the everyday things and how everybody has a story. As such it could be Milton Keynes as we celebrate its fiftieth birthday.
This is a joint production with our sister inclusive company Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company. We have a professional creative team working with local actors to mentor them. We are also working with students from Milton Keynes College as this offers them work experience with a professional company. Students are taking on some acting roles as well as helping with stage managements, hair and make up.
Part of MK “Home Sweet Home” project with Grid Arts.
How to book
Please see Stantonbury Theatre booking information.