Feb. 18, 2021

Episode 20 - Exploring Grover's Corner Cemetery in Act 3 of the Play "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder

Episode 20 - Exploring Grover's Corner Cemetery in Act 3 of the Play "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder

Jennie, Dianne and special guest Lara Maerz explore Act 3 of Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town". The entire act takes place in the town cemetery. Find out how the fictional cemetery of Grovers Corner, New Hampshire compares to many small town cemeteries across America and around the world. We talk about the importance of sharing and remembering the ordinary, extraordinary people who make up the communities where these cemeteries are necessary and ponder just how well the living truly appreciate life before death.


To Order a copy of the script:

https://bookshop.org/books/our-town-a-play-in-three-acts-9780063003996/9780063003996

https://www.powells.com/book/our-town-a-play-in-three-acts-9780060512637https://www.powells.com/book/our-town-a-play-in-three-acts-9780060512637

The 1940 movie Our Town https://youtu.be/8sCzytzemfI

A Stage production of Our Town https://youtu.be/LEoXuXRoOdY

Lara Maerz

Professional Stage Manager/Director

Lara Maerz has been doing theatre from a very young age when it all started with some Christmas pageants. Since then, she’s enjoyed a bit of acting, a bit of directing and a whole lot of stage management. Our Town happens to be one of her all-time favorite plays and she hopes it becomes one of yours too.