Our Town Study Guides

  • Our Town


    Our Town is a play by Thorton Wilder about the people of Grover's Corner, New Hampshire. Act I, entitled "Daily Life" begins on a morning in 1901, introducing the townspeople and both the Gibbs and Webb families. Act II, "Love and Marriage" tells the story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb's courtship and marriage. Act III, "Death and Dying" takes place nine years later in the graveyard and features a conversation amongst the dead, including Emily who has just died in childbirth.