Our Town

Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed; the main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, fills in playing some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props. Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 1938, it went on to success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It remains popular today and revivals are frequent; the Stage Manager introduces the audience to the small town. Professor Willard speaks to the audience about the history of the town.

Joe Crowell delivers the paper to Doc Gibbs, Howie Newsome delivers the milk, the Webb and Gibbs households send their children off to school on this beautifully simple morning. Three years have passed, George and Emily prepare to wed; the day is filled with stress. Howie Newsome is delivering milk in the pouring rain while Si Crowell, younger brother of Joe, laments how George's baseball talents will be squandered. George pays an awkward visit to his soon-to-be in-laws. Here, the Stage Manager interrupts the scene and takes the audience back a year, to the end of Emily and George's junior year. Emily confronts George about his pride, over an ice cream soda, they discuss the future and they confess their love for each other. George decides not to go to college, as he had planned, but to work and take over his uncle's farm. In the present and Emily say that they are not ready to marry—George to his mother, Emily to her father—but they both calm down and go through with the wedding. Nine years have passed.

The Stage Manager opens the act with a lengthy monologue emphasizing eternity, bringing the audience's attention to the cemetery outside of town and the characters who have died since the wedding, including Mrs. Gibbs, Wally Webb, Mrs. Soames, Simon Stimson. Town undertaker Joe Stoddard is introduced, as is a young man named Sam Craig who has returned to Grover's Corners for his cousin's funeral; that cousin is Emily, who died giving birth to George's second child. Once the funeral ends, Emily emerges to join the dead. Mrs. Gibbs urges her to forget her life, warning her that being able to see but not interact with her family, all the while knowing what will happen in the future, will cause her too much pain. Ignoring the warnings of Simon, Mrs. Soames, Mrs. Gibbs, Emily returns to Earth to relive one day, her 12th birthday, she joyfully watches her parents and some of the people of her childhood for the first time in years, but her joy turns to pain as she realizes how little people appreciate the simple joys of life.

The memory proves too painful for her and she realizes that every moment of life should be treasured. When she asks the Stage Manager if anyone understands the value of life while they live it, he responds, "No; the saints and poets, maybe — they do some." Emily returns to her grave next to Mrs. Gibbs and watches impassively as George kneels weeping over her; the Stage Manager wishes the audience a good night. Stage Manager – a narrator and guide through Grover's Corners, he joins in the action of the play periodically, as the minister at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsman, etc. and speaks directly to Emily after her death. Emily Webb – one of the main characters. George Gibbs – the other main character. Frank Gibbs – George's father, the town doctor. Julia Gibbs – George's mother, she doesn't get there. She saved $350 for the trip from the sale of an antique furniture piece but willed it to George and Emily. Dies while visiting her daughter in Ohio. Charles Webb – Emily's father, Editor of the Grover's Corners Sentinel Myrtle Webb – Emily and Wally's mother.

Secondary characters Joe and Si Crowell – local paperboys. Joe's intelligence earns him a full scholarship to MIT, his promise will be cut short on the fields of France during World War I, according to the Stage Manager. Both he and his brother Si hold marriage in high disdain. Simon Stimson – the choir director and church organist. We never learn the specific cause of his alcoholism and suicide, although Joe Stoddard, the undertaker, observes that "He's seen a peck of troubles." He remains bitter and cynical beyond the grave. Howie Newsome – the milkman, a fixture of Grover's Corners. Rebecca Gibbs – George's younger sister. Elopes with a traveling salesman and settles in Ohio. Wallace "Wally" Webb – Emily's younger brother. Dies of a burst appendix on a Boy Scout camping trip. Professor Willard – a rather long-winded lecturer Woman in the Balcony – attendee of Editor Webb's political and social report - concerned with temperance Belligerent Man at Back of Auditorium – attendee of Editor Webb's political and social report - concerned with social justice Lady in a Box – attendee of Editor Webb's political and

Vober Hat

Vober Hat is a Bangladeshi dramaserial written by Masum Reza and directed by Salauddin Lavlu. The 106-episode TV dramaserial was aired on Channel I and it has a rural setting, depicting colourful lifestyles of a rural village; this drama stars Humayun Faridi, ATM Shamsuzzaman, Wahida Mollick Jolly, Chanchal Chowdhury, Salauddin Lavlu, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Mosharraf Karim, Tania and Bonna Mirza. Vober Hat is a story situated in the village of Vobhodia and the play follows the story of two brothers, Harem Kha and Marem Kha, who have cut off all ties for 25 years over a trivial incident; these two brothers have not talked or looked at each other for 25 years and so instead they both use their own workers to talk to each other. Harem Kha and his wife Angoori have two daughters and Ayna. Goina and Ayna are both college students, but as the elder sister, Goina has failed her final exams one after the other for two years. To stop Goina from failing any more, Harem Kha hires his relative Fisa to tutor his two daughters, plus Khushboo who attends their College.

Fisa is known around the whole village for being a Champion Tutor, only for females. So Fisa soon enough falls in deep love with Goina, but the third student, Khushboo falls deeper for Fisa secretly. Marem Kha has Bhashan Kha and Ashan Kha. Marem Kha was married. Bhashan Kha is the older brother out of the two siblings, is the only person in the whole village of Vobhodia to go to University. Roomali is the younger sister of Marem Kha and Harem Kha. Roomali's Husband had left Roomali and ran away and never returned, but Roomali is not forgetting her husband to and she goes out aimlessly looking for him. However, the two brothers' offspring seek a family reunion and Bhashan Kha falls in love with the elder sister and Ashan Kha falls for the younger sister, Ayna. Harem Kha and Marem Kha find out that something is happening between their kids and are both determined to split them using threats and spying on each other's children. There are another two important houses in this story, coachar Mama's house and Carbala Kaka's house.

The respected coachar Mama is the local football coach and once coached the two brothers Marem Kha and Harem Kha. coachar Mama lives with his elder Son, his younger daughter and his brother-in-law Shada Miya. coachar Mama was married but his wife died after giving birth to Khushboo. Tofa's is important character of this drama, he is a Music Teacher and he only teaches females. So following Fisa, Tofa falls in love with Goyna's younger sibling Ayna, but here too there is a love triangle. Carbala Kaka's daughter Nokshi is in love with Tofa. Neighbouring coachar Mama's house is indeed Carbala Kaka's house. Carbala Kaka's house consists of his sister, his two young children and Kala and his older daughter, who attends the same college as Goyna, and again, Carbala Kaka's wife died many years ago. The story goes on like this but one man interrupts the story and turns it upside down. Into the story two important new characters enter, they are Dhobola and "Jotish" Baba Huzur. Dhobola is a sweet young girl.

She is a student and is studying for her final exams therefore a tutor would help her. Fiza is the only tutor, so he accepts Dhobola's plea, which ends up being a demand; as like many of the women in the village, Dhobola falls for Fiza, causing more tension for Fiza. The "Jotish" is known as the'Fortune teller', he is believed to have supernatural powers of controlling the Sun and the Moon which help him to gain the hearts of the people of Vobhodia. But the people of Vobhodia are unaware. Humayun Faridi as Harem Kha A T M Shamsuzzaman as Marem Kha Wahida Mollick Jolly as Anguri, wife of Harem kha Diti as Roomali, sister of Harem Kha and Marem Kha Mosharraf Karim as Bhashan Kha Bonna Mirza as Goyna Shamim Hassan as Ashan Kha Sazzad Reza as Ashan Kha Bobi as Ayna Salauddin Lavlu as Tofa Shek Farzana Chobi as Nokshi Fazlur Rahman Babu as Shada Miya Tania as Golejaan Chanchal Chowdhury as Fiza Rasheda Chowdhury as Muntaha Mita Noor as Dhobola Nojor Ali as Pran Rai Dr. Ezazul Islam as "Jotish Huleman Boksh" Baba Huzur Rahmat Ali as Mofa Cochar or Guruji Hosne Ara Putul as Khushboo Ahsanul Haque Minu as Karbala Lathial Aakhomo Hasan as Adiludin Shamim Zaman as Nata Shamima Islam Tusti as Miss Mahela Manshi Shah as Miss Rahela Nahid as Kala Nurunnobi as Dhola Khotib Khamar Bari, Gazipur, Bangladesh

2008 NCBA Division I World Series

The 2008 National Club Baseball Association Division I World Series was played at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, FL from May 23 to May 29. The eighth tournament's champion was Colorado State University; this was Colorado State's fourth title in the last five years. The Most Valuable Player was Brian Dilley of Colorado State University. Colorado State became the first team in NCBA World Series history to lose their first game and win the World Series; the format is similar to the NCAA College World Series in that eight teams participate in two four-team double elimination brackets with the only difference being that in the NCBA, there is only one game that decides the national championship rather than a best-of-3 like the NCAA. 2008 NCBA Division II World Series