Our Town - Study Guide Act III Summary & Analysis

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Act III

The Stage Manager reveals it is 1913 as the stage is set for the audience for the third act. Present on stage are Mrs. Gibbs, Simon Stimson, Mrs. Soames, Wally Webb, and others. Farmers are more often coming into town in Fords, rather than on horses. Though there have been no burglars in town, everyone has heard about them, and everyone locks their doors now. The stage is on a windy hilltop in Grover’s Corners, from which most of the town and surrounding lands can be seen. They are in the cemetery, full of the original settlers and Civil War veterans. The people on stage have since passed away. Over time, they let go of the earth because something about them is eternal, and they wait for something coming. Joe Stoddard, the undertaker, is supervising a new grave, while Sam Craig arrives, who has been...

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