Labyrinth to Present Pulitzer Fest, Celebrating Prize-Winning Plays, With Eric Bogosian, Ellen Burstyn, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More

By Carey Purcell
19 Mar 2014

Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
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Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, will be presented by LAByrinth Theater Company in April.

Held at the Bank Street Theater, the festival will feature five plays over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend. Post-show discussions with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances.

"Pulitzer Fest gives us the chance to honor and pay tribute to these compelling award-winning plays. Audiences will have a chance to celebrate and discover, or re-discover, these plays throughout the festival performed by Labyrinth’s diverse company members and guest artists," Danny Feldman, managing director of Labyrinth Theater Company, said in a statement.

The scheduled plays include Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks, April 7 at 8 PM. Eric Bogosian will read Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife April 8 at 8 PM. Lynn Nottage's Ruined will be presented by members of the original cast April 9 at 8 PM, and Ellen Burstyn and Isaiah Whitlock, Jr. will read Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy April 10 at 8 PM, directed by John Gould Rubin. Portia, Scott Hudson, Russell G. Jones, Daphne Rubin-Vega, David Zayas and Liza Colon-Zayas will present Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, April 11 at 8 PM.



More readings will be scheduled at a later date.

Visit labtheater.org for more information.