“Our Town” Directed by George Lavaudant – November 9-12

Our Town By Thornton Wilder
November 9-12 at 8pm
Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium

The New York Times says, “Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece…An immortal tale of small town morality [and]…a classic of soft spoken theater.”

Stanford Drama professor Jean-Marie Apostolidès collaborates with the world-renowned French director Georges Lavaudant to present the Pulitzer Prize-winning American favorite that Edward Albee describes as “…the greatest American play ever written.” Written and set in the late 1930s when milkmen still came door-to-door each morning, Our Town nonetheless confronts the more timeless human traditions— love, marriage, birth, and death—and asks the questions at the core of human experience: how might we live life with both significance and routine? What makes life significant?


Born in 1947, Georges Lavaudant is a writer and a stage director. He has been successively co-director of the Centre Dramatique National des Alpes (CDNA) between 1975 and 1981, director of La Maison de la Culture de Grenoble (1981-1986), co-director (with Roger Planchon) of the Théâtre National Populaire (Lyon, 1986-1996) and director of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris, 1996-2007).

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