South Pasadena High School Drama Department Presents “Our Town”

In December, South Pasadena High School Drama Department will perform what playwright Edward Albee called “the finest play ever written by an American”: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Constantly charming, often hilarious, and deeply heartbreaking, Our Town is an American classic, not just because of its long performance history, but because its timeless lessons about life resonate now just as strongly as they did 75 years ago.

Our Town drops us into Grover’s Corners, a small town in rural New Hampshire. We meet the Webbs’ and Gibbs’ families and jump through time with them and the other townsfolk as we watch first-love, marriage, and eventually, death. Grover’s Corners is, Mr. Webb says, a “very ordinary town.” But in this ordinariness, Wilder is able to show us the absurd things, the tragic things and the majestic things that happen to us all every day. As Alexander Woolcott in the New Yorker said it: “no play ever moved me so deeply.”

Our Town (directed by Daniel Enright) runs two weekends: Fri Dec. 2 & Sat Dec. 3, 7pm. Sun Dec. 4, 2pm. Fri and Sat Dec. 9 & 10 at 7pm. The Little Theater, South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena. General Admission is $12. Tickets may be purchased at SPHS Main Office, SPHS student bank or online at




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