The Big Read Blog (Archive)


October 6, 2008
On the road

Did you know Thornton Wilder not only won the Pulitzer Prize three times, but -- according to the Web site of The Thornton Wilder Society -- he?s the only writer who?s won for both fiction and drama? Wilder?s The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town will debut on the Big Read list next fall.

Last week The Big Read Team visited Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE theater for a production of Wilder?s The Matchmaker after an afternoon visiting the Baltimore Poe House and Edgar Allan Poe?s grave. (Poe?s joining the Big Read next fall too.) From l to r: CENTERSTAGE's new managing director Debbie Chinn. From the NEA: Pepper Smith, Liz Mehaffey, John Hayes, Adam Kampe, Jo Reed, and Senior Deputy Chairman Eileen Mason. And last but not least CENTERSTAGE Associate Artist, James Magruder. Photo by Bill Geene/CENTERSTAGE.