Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town first appeared on Broadway in February 1938 and quickly became an American classic. Shortly after its Broadway premiere, the play won a Pulitzer Prize and has since been translated into more than 80 languages.
Since its premiere in 1938, Thorton Wilder’s Our Town has gone on to become one of the most frequently performed plays in America. Playwright Edward Albee calls the drama “one of the toughest, saddest, most brutal plays,” yet also describes the show as “beautiful” and “gloriously funny.”
Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town celebrated its 75th anniversary at Ford’s Theatre in January 2013. Since 1938, Our Town has captivated audiences with its exploration of American life, love, marriage and death. Watch a a behind-the-scenes video from the pre-production photo shoot for the Ford's presentation.