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Episode Detail: Our Town - Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection

Paul Newman earned 2002 Tony and Emmy nominations as the Stage Manager in this performance of “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder's sturdy 1938 slice of Americana (which was filmed during its Broadway run and first aired on Showtime in May 2003). The Stage Manager, omniscient and omnipresent, observes the goings on in Grovers Corners, N.H. “It's a very ordinary town,” says Mr. Webb (Jeffrey DeMunn), the newspaper editor, “a little better behaved than most, [and] probably a lot duller.” That may be, but Wilder captures the “livin'...and...dyin' ” in Grovers Corners with a sweetness that makes simpler times a shimmering ideal.

Episodes: Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (7)

10/5/2003: Our Town    Season 1, Episode 7
9/15/2002: Almost a Woman    Season 1, Episode 6
3/25/2002: A Death in the Family    Season 1, Episode 5
10/15/2001: The Ponder Heart    Season 1, Episode 4
5/2/2001: The Song of the Lark    Season 1, Episode 3
1/3/2001: The American    Season 1, Episode 2
10/25/2000: Cora Unashamed    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: October 25, 2000, on PBS
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Premise: A dramatic anthology featuring works by American writers such as Langston Hughes, Thornton Wilder and Willa Cather; and Puerto Rican migrant Esmeralda Santiago, whose memoirs `Almost a Woman' earned the series a Peabody Award in 2003. The occasionally airing series was spun off from `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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