Welcome to a new collection of Thornton Wilder's last plays - a series of one-acts that were part of his extravagantly ambitious project to creat two one-act play cycles based on the Deadly Sins and the Ages of Man. Published for the first time in a single acting edition, Wilder's Ages of Man presents his series of stirring short works that capture four important stages of life.
The Rivers Under the Earth
"Because so many of the plays we see nowadays are really suited to the small screen, it is easy to forget that a stage, no matter its size, can contain the cosmos. No one understodd this better than Thornton Wilder, whose plays show us how to see the infinite in the utterly mundane." - Howard Kissel, New York Daily News