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Our Town

Our Town is a play by Thornton Wilder that is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Jersey. As the narrator, the Stage Manager, says, "nothing exciting happens in Grover's Corners." It is a story of character development and details the interactions between citizens of the town as they live their lives. Our Town opened on February 4, 1938 in New York City.

The 1940 film adaptation stars William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee and Frank Craven. It was adapted by Harry Chandlee, Craven and Wilder. It was directed by Sam Wood. The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Scott was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Aaron Copland was nominated for Best Score.