Performance: 4 One-Act Plays

Wilder Times: 4 One-Act Plays by Thornton Wilder

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright, and former Berkeley resident, Thornton Wilder, was an accomplished master of the short play form, specifically creating works to be staged in thrust spaces, like Aurora’s. Founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver returns to direct this program of four of Wilder’s greatest short works, including The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (1931), which features the first appearance of Wilder’s narrating Stage Manager character (seen later in his best known play, Our Town), and The Long Christmas Dinner (1931), perhaps Wilder’s most famous one-act, in which he breaks the boundaries of time as we measure it, following 90 years of one extended family’s holiday dinners. The evening will also include two selections from Wilder’s The Ages of Man series, Infancy and Childhood.

For more, please visit the Wilder Times area on the Aurora Theatre Company’s website.