In honor of 75th anniversary of OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, Samuel French extended an invitation to theaters across the country to send us their photos from productions throughout the years. These photos have been graciously sent in from some of our theaters and feature productions dating back to the 1930s.
OUR TOWN is a play that has touched many lives since it first premiered 75 years ago. When we initially reached out to groups about our “75 Pictures for 75 Years” feature, we did not anticipate the overwhelming and, quite frankly, amazingly positive response that we received! The 75 photos that will be featured in this slideshow represent only a fraction of all of the amazing production photos that were sent to us.
These slideshows are just one exciting feature that is part of the yearlong celebration of this momentous year in the play's history. The very first photo was posted on February 4th - the official anniversary date - and, each day, one photo will be posted for 75 business days. By the end we hope to have a tapestry of images that illustrates the longevity and transcendence of the play's history.
Happy Anniversary, OUR TOWN!
The wedding of George and Emily in Act II of OUR TOWN, here portrayed by Adam King and Maggie Wetzel.
OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Quin Gresham
Photo by Eric Woolsey Photography
OUR TOWN: 75 Photos for 75 Years is part of a yearlong celebration to commemorate the anniversary of Thornton Wilder's classic, OUR TOWN. Photos, videos, and articles about the play and the anniversary celebration are being highlighted in our catalogue through Facebook, Twitter and [Breaking Character]. To learn more about the 75th Anniversary visit the Thornton Wilder website.