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First Stage Young Company sinks its teeth into an American classic

It takes little more than a minute to herald that we are about to be taken on a strange and, perhaps, wonderful journey

When the always magnetic Jennie Babisch climbs onto the stage, tweed jacket and tie, and grabs a microphone, she commands our attention. 705 more words



We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

To all who are celebrating today, Happy Thanksgiving!


Through a Glass Darkly: "Girl at the Mirror" and Grover's Corners

In Norman Rockwell’s painting Girl at the Mirror, the face that viewers see is the girl’s reflection—not her face itself, but the one she sees in the glass. 919 more words

Academic Writing

Dramatic: Our Town - Thornton Wilder

Emily: (softly, more in wonder than in grief) I can’t bear it. They’re so young and beautiful. Why did they ever have to get old? Mama, I’m here. 290 more words

" The Eighth Day" is having a Golden Anniversary Party

Thornton Wilder won the National Book Award for his novel, The Eighth Day, in 1967, forty years after his novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1927. 145 more words

Scarecrow Festival for Halloween

 DATELINE:  Jaffrey, NH, the Real Grovers’ Corners

Around this time each year, small-town Americana in the location of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, holds its Halloween Scarecrow contest. 266 more words

Dreaded Satire

Our Town

Royal Exchange, Manchester.

19 September 2017.

The Royal Exchange’s stage is crowded with people sitting around tables, chatting and waiting for something to start. Everyone is dressed as if they have just walked in off the street and it isn’t obvious who are the audience and who are the cast. 834 more words