I seldom read plays and "Our Town" is a probably why. Despite the simplicity of its staging, it was altogether too difficult to follow without a stage or movie equivalent, even after a second reading decades later. But as extraordinary as the movie was, I needed the play to make it even better. Thornton Wilder's introduction to his writing life was equally extraordinary, although he says "I never did anything original, but I always enjoyed myself." At least one of these other plays became a renowned movie. I should watch that first, or even Pirandello or the other European playwrights Wilder credits.
I've left a comment about the slightly haunting quote "They just don't understand", in the comment section for the book, just in case the teenagers need fodder for their painful papers.