Chicago Red Death Wins Mystery Writers' 1998 Poe Award

News   Chicago Red Death Wins Mystery Writers' 1998 Poe Award CHICAGO -- Much praised by local critics, the Chicago Theatre Company's 1997 adaptation of A Red Death, written by Walter Mosley (author of Devil in a Blue Dress,) has won the 1998 best-play Edgar, the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award given each year to works in fiction, non- fiction, TV, stage and film.

CHICAGO -- Much praised by local critics, the Chicago Theatre Company's 1997 adaptation of A Red Death, written by Walter Mosley (author of Devil in a Blue Dress,) has won the 1998 best-play Edgar, the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award given each year to works in fiction, non- fiction, TV, stage and film. Adapted by Chicago playwright-actor David Barr, A Red Death opened last September at the troupe's South Side home in a staging by Delia Gray. The award ceremony is scheduled for April 30 at the Sheraton New York Hotel.

-- By Lawrence Bommer
Chicago Correspondent

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