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Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" opens April 5


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The Miami University department of theatre presents "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder at 8 p.m. April 5-7 and April 12-14, and at 2 p.m. April 15, in Gates-Abegglen Theatre. Directed by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of theatre, it is the 13th annual John D. Yeck Mainstage Production.

Wilder’s most celebrated play, “Our Town” opened on Broadway in 1938 to rave reviews. Audiences sensed the universality of the themes presented in the play, which enabled virtually every theater goer to participate in the action onstage and identify with the characters.

“Our Town” eventually won Wilder his second Pulitzer Prize, and went on to become one of the most performed American plays of the twentieth century.

Tickets, $9 public, $8 seniors and $6 students/youth, are available at the Miami University box office, 529-3200 or


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