Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Oklahoma Playwright Letts Wins Pulitzer Prize

It's not every day that an Oklahoman walks off with a Pulitzer Prize. But Tracy Letts has done just that for his dysfunctional family drama, August: Osage County.

The drama award was announced earlier this week, though we've seen nothing in the local media about it. That's a shame, since Letts appears to be a genuine talent, a rare dramatist who can both entertain and provoke.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood calls Letts' work "the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years."

Not bad for a country boy, not bad at all.

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