Link: Some Things Don’t Change in Grover’s Corners

Some Things Don’t Change in Grover’s Corners

From 2009:

“The true American faith endures in “Our Town.” The key word in its title is the collective “our,” just as “united” is the resonant note hit by the new president when saying the full name of the country. The notion that Americans must all rise and fall together is the ideal we still yearn to reclaim, and that a majority voted for in November. But how we get there from this economic graveyard is a challenge rapidly rivaling the one that faced Wilder’s audience in that dark late winter of 1938.”

The true American faith endures in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” a play that helps us remember who we are — and how lost we got in the boom before our bust.