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Pontine Theatre presents The Stories of Alice Brown

Pontine Theatre premieres an original stage adaptation of the short stories of Alice Brown, Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. This free event is open to the public.

Brown was born in 1857 on a farm in Hampton Falls, N.H., a community that later acted as a template for the villages depicted in her stories. She attended Robinson Female Seminary in Exeter, where she displayed a talent for writing at a young age. It was during her early years in Boston that Brown published her first novel Stratford by the Sea (1884), set in a small coastal community. It was this novel, with her rich descriptions and candid characters, which established Brown as a regional color writer. 

She was best known for her popular New England tales, mostly published from 1895 to 1910. Collected into volumes, her stories of idyllic New England life portray the traditional simplicity and bounteous goodness of country life: Tiverton Tales (1899), The Country Road (1906), Meadow Grass (1886), and Country Neighbors (1910).


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