Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Pulitzer for drama

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Adly Guirgis's "Between Riverside and Crazy" has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play hailed by the judges as a "nuanced, beautifully written."

The Columbia University's prize board on Monday gave the playwright the prize for his play about a cantankerous ex-cop who owns a piece of real estate on New York's Upper West Side and makes it a refuge for the hard-luck orphans who have become his surrogate family.

Also nominated as finalists were: "Marjorie Prime," by Jordan Harrison, and "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, 3)," by Suzan-Lori Parks.

Previous playwrights honored include August Wilson, Edward Albee, Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Recent winners include Annie Baker's "The Flick" and Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced."