Seven Hills’ 32-member cast and 10-member crew of Our Town worked tirelessly to deliver a gorgeous play with strong acting, powerful composition, and the simplicity Thornton Wilder prescribed. The production’s surprise ending—the dramatic curtain-draw reveal of a bright, meticulously appointed kitchen in character Emily’s trip from the grave back to one day in her childhood—delivered an eerie, nostalgic message to appreciate life when you have it. In the childhood scene, Emily’s mother cooks a breakfast of bacon and eggs. The audience quickly learned the cooking scene was real, as the scent of breakfast wafted throughout the Donovan Arts Center Black Box. Congrats to Upper School theater teacher Stephanie Park, technical theater director Trey Tatum, and our Upper School theater students.