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Last Call for "Our Town"

Image of Penelope Niven (right) and her new biography about Thornton Wilder. Used courtesy of Harper Collins, Louis Kapeleris

Hark! The clock is ticking. Ford Theatre's 75th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, wraps in four days on February 24. Let’s turn to biographer Penelope Niven and Thornton's nephew, Tappan, to hear a bit about Thornton's childhood, before he became a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and dramatist. [1:42]

[audio:http://bigreadblog.arts.gov/audio/WilderBio.mp3]

[transcript]

For more on the 75th anniversary production, check out this Big Read interview with the play’s director, Stephen Rayne.

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