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Our Town

I finished reading Thorton Wilder’s play, “Our Town”, today.  It took about 35-40 minutes to speed read the last two acts.  It’s a unique play and I very much enjoyed it.  The ending was unexpected and yet seems to effectively communicate the idea the author was trying to convey.  Principally that most people live life at life speed and don’t take the time to enjoy the moments.  The moments with family and friends that are so fleeting and the memories that are created should be more cherished.  Well, that’s my take anyway.

This play is worth the hour or two that it will take to read it.  Additionally, if you live in North Georgia you will have the opportunity to see it on stage at http://www.elmstreetarts.org/ in mid-March of 2011.

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