By Nicole Hertvik on September 30, 2016
Happy Birthday, Pulitzer Prize!
This weekend only, Olney Theatre Center and Maryland Humanities celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes with Celebrate the Pulitzer Prize: Staged readings of six Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.
The festival kicks off tonight, September 30th at 8:00 PM with Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Amber Jackson.
Saturday, October 1st’s selections are D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game, directed by Patrick Pearson at 1 PM; August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Michael Bobbitt at 4 PM; and Fiorello! (Jerome Weidmann and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock), directed by Christopher Youstra at 7:30 PM.
On Sunday, October 2nd audiences can see Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, directed by Clare Shaffer at 1 PM; and Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey, adapted and directed by Derek Goldman at 5 PM.
The staged readings at Olney Theatre Center are part of the national Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes.
I plan to see as many of these gems as possible! Join me?
Celebrate the Pulitzer Prize (Staged Reading Series) plays September 30-October 2, 2016, at Olney Theatre Center – 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, in Olney, MD. For tickets, call the box office at (301) 924-3400 or purchase them online.