I can’t write a proper review of Our Town. So let me just tell you how it made me feel.
When Ben really wants me to read a play he loves, we usually read it together. He assigns each of us various roles and we read it aloud. It is both nerdy and pretty adorable. Which describes us well. Anyway, we read Our Town this way as a break during the last 24-hour Readathon. And we had a wonderful time.
This play has lines that will just blow you away. Like this one:
“Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?”
I mean, seriously, you are just going along reading a play and – BAM – that line hits you. And you can’t help but stop a moment. And maybe sigh. And realize the greatness of that sentence.
Our Town made me think. It made me grateful that we have people like Thornton Wilder who can capture something so perfectly. It made me grateful I have someone like Ben to share it with.
I promise to stop gushing if you go read it right now. Deal?