Our Town


Thornton Wilder

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The Grover’s Corners Sentinel

The Sentinel is the local newspaper of Grover’s Corners, edited by Mr. Webb. Joe and Si Cromwell deliver it to people’s doors in all three acts, and the townspeople decide to include a copy… (read full symbol analysis)

“Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”

This hymn shows up several times throughout Our Town. The church choir practices it in Act One, while a choir sings it at George and Emily’s wedding in Act Two. The song is also…

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The Time Capsule

In act one, the stage manager mentions that a new bank building that is being built in Grover’s Corners and that the townspeople have decided to bury some items beneath the building’s cornerstone, as a… (read full symbol analysis)