The University of Scranton Welcomes Sarah Ruhl, Playwright – October 21, 2011

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An Evening With Sarah Ruhl

The University of Scranton will be welcoming Sarah Ruhl, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Genius award-winning playwright of The Clean House, to the university community on Friday, October 21.  The University of Scranton College of Arts and Sciences and Academic Theater Program will host An Evening with Sarah Ruhl on October 21, at 8 p.m. in room 228 in Brennan Hall located on the east side of the 300 block of Madison Avenue on campus.

Recognized as one of the strongest and most innovate voices in the theater today, Ruhl wrote her first play, The Dog Play as a student in Paula Vogel’s playwriting class at Brown University.  She has since gone on to national acclaim as the author of Eurydice (Second Stage NYC, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), The Clean House (Susan Smith Blackburn prize in 2004, Pulitizer Prize finalist in 2005), Passion Play (Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Yale Rep), and Dead Man’s Cellphone (Playwright’s Horizons staring Mary Louise Paker, Woolly Mammoth).  In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) which opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in 2009 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist as well as Tony Nominee for Best Play.

Ruhl’s visit will precede The University of Scranton Players production of The Clean House.   An Evening with Sarah Ruhl will be a chance to meet and hear one of the foremost playwrights in the United States.  The talk will be free and open to the public.

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