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A Play Reading: Our Town

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Members & guests – free; light refreshments provided. 

Online RSVP for this program has ended. To join, please contact the Village office at 773.248.8700

Join fellow Village members for a play reading, featuring Thorton Wilder’s classic Our Town.  Please bring a copy of the play with you so you can participate as a reader. (The book is available for purchase on Amazon or wherever you get books, or may be found in any public library.)

About the play: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire—an allegorical representation of all life—is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.

Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life during childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts—childhood, adulthood, and death—is fully realized.

Widely considered one of the greatest American plays of all time, Our Town debuted on Broadway in 1938 and continues to be performed daily on stages around the world. This special edition includes an afterword by Wilder’s nephew, Tappan Wilder, with illuminating documentary material about the playwright and his most famous drama.

Note: This event is capped at 16 participants. If the RSVP section below shows that there are no more tickets available, please email [email protected] to join the waitlist.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States + Google Map
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