one of the most original and provocative plays ever composed by an
American writer, Thornton Wilder uses the seemingly ordinary events in
an ordinary turn-of-the-century New Hampshire town to give his audience
rare insight into life's most extraordinary miracles and tragedies:
birth and death; inspiring generosity and corrosive gossip; love and
loss. Each of life's moments is extraordinary, Wilder warns us. We
must savor each of our moments before all are gone forever.