Our Town

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The Life of Love and Choices

I. Thesis Statement
In Our Town, the play emphasizes quantities of life, which leads to appreciating everyday occurrences we go through.

II. Overview
1. The name of the play is called, Our Town
2. The author is Thornton Wilder
3. SFSU Department of Theatre Arts
4. Little Theatre
5. Watched the play on March 17th, at 2:00pm
6. Ticket price cost $12.00, purchased through online website
7. Sat in Row D, Seat 2. Front right section of theatre
8. Shared experience with a classmate, both agreed it was a great play that involved the quality of life.

III. Plot
The play, Our Town, is defined as a "playwright", which involved physical action and representing the externals of human behavior. The play in general
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Using certain shapes of materials and color helped the audience understand the scenery of the play, being able to understand what time period this took place. The lighting through the play was great, being able to clearly see in detail for each scene. For example, when the Stage manager introduces the people in Grover's Corner, is was clear and easy to see what type of life style they live. Grisel Torres did an excellent job with the angles, colors, and shadows throughout the play, really emphasizing the emotion and lighting for each scene. Allison Mortimer, the costume designer, did a good job figuring out what each character should wear and allowing the audience to decide which class each character fits in society. The costumes looked like they were somewhat middle class and even looked vintage at times. I wasn't sure if they were recreated or not. Changing costumes for different scenes made it easier to understand the aspect of the scene and allowing the audience to understand what will happen.

IX. Convention
The Stage Manager, which is known to the narrator, also shows up in many different scenes as a character. For example, he comes into a scene as Mr. Morgan the drugstore owner who serves ice cream to Emily and George. The play had a lot of objects that were not presently there, the characters did their best trying to symbolize what it would be like using those objects. An example,

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