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This past summer, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival produced Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN with a company of 3 professional actors and 36 citizen actors from towns dotted around the theatre’s performance-space home in Garrison, NY.
What makes Thornton Wilder such a hit with tweens and teens? Why did Wilder never marry? And what do Wilder and George Bernard Shaw share in common? Tappan Wilder spoke with director Molly Smith whose production of OUR TOWN, opens at The Shaw Festival this week.