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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.