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Mission Accomplished!

Thanks to everyone who everyone who gathered with us now and then, Sandra and I have read aloud, with others, all the plays that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama during its Centennial year, from last May’s Why Marry? to last night’s Hamilton. Hooray for Us!

Wide Shot of All

Continue reading Mission Accomplished!

Down to the Wire

60 Down, 25 to Go

Last May I vowed to read—aloud, with other people—every play to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama during 100th year of its first presentation (on May 16, 1918) and challenged the world to do likewise. Not a soul signed up, for which I take the blame; I can’t convey the concept. Fortunately, a few dozen members of Cold Reads/Charlotte enjoy reading when it suits their schedules, even if they don’t join the blog. Without them I’d never finish. It’s going to be close as it is. Continue reading Down to the Wire

54 Down, 31 to Go

Pulitzer Plays We’ve Read
Since May 16, 2016 (54)

Why Marry?
Beyond the Horizon
Miss Lulu Bett
Anna Christie
They Knew What They Wanted
Craig’s Wife
Strange Interlude
Street Scene
Alison’s House
Of Thee I Sing
Both Your Houses
Men in White
The Old Maid
Idiot’s Delight
You Can’t Take It with You
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
The Time of Your Life
There Shall Be No Night
The Skin of Our Teeth
State of the Union
Death of a Salesman
The Shrike
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Look Homeward, Angel
J.B. – Archibald MacLeish
All the Way Home
The Subject Was Roses
A Delicate Balance
No Place to be Somebody
The Effect of Gamma Rays . . .
That Championship Season
The Shadow Box
The Gin Game
Buried Child
Talley’s Folly
Crimes of the Heart
A Soldier’s Play
‘night, Mother
Glengarry Glen Ross
Sunday in the Park with George
Driving Miss Daisy
The Heidi Chronicles
The Piano Lesson
Lost in Yonkers
The Kentucky Cycle
Three Tall Women
Wit – Margaret Edson
Dinner with Friends

31 To Be Read Before May 16 2017

17 Straight Plays

In Abraham’s Bosom
The Green Pastures
Our Town
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Diary of Anne Frank
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
I Am My Own Wife
Rabbit Hole
August: Osage County
Clybourne Park
Water by the Spoonful
The Flick
Between Riverside and Crazy

5 Musicals

South Pacific
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
A Chorus Line
Next to Normal

8 Scheduled for March (so far)

The Great White Hope
The Young Man From Atlanta
How I Learned to Drive
Doubt: A Parable
Hell-Bent fer Heaven
Anna in the Tropics

Scheduled for May 16



Pulitzer Prize Centennial

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, Columbia University has launched the Centennial Campfires Initiative “to ignite broad engagement with the journalistic, literary, and artistic values” the Prizes represent.  The project hopes to generate grassroots events and conversations across the country about the impact of journalism and the humanities on our lives and times, illuminating their value to public life today and imagining their future.

This Challenge is presented as a Campfire project


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