Our Town Characters

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Stage Manager

The Stage Manager is the narrator, guide, sometimes participatory actor, and commentator in Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town. The Stage Manager is presumed to be male, taking on the roles of townspeople, minister, and, perhaps, a stand-in for God in a way. The Stage Manager brings the audience through the play, providing context for certain situations, explaining some things, and acting as a source of wisdom for Emily in the third act. The Stage Manager not only directly participates in and narrates the play, the Stage Manager also speaks directly to the audience in welcomes, asides, and an adieu.

Emily Webb

Emily Webb is a beautiful, sixteen year-old girl when the play begins. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb, and the older sister of Wally Webb. Emily is a bright student, and her dream is to raise a family and settle into Grover...

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