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Great Writers, Great Readings

Quiara Alegría Hudes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights and is most recently the author of The Elliot Trilogy, three standalone plays that trace the coming of age of a bright, charismatic, and haunted young man who escapes “el barrio” in Philadelphia, becomes a Marine, and in the aftermath of his service in Iraq must find his way to adulthood. Each play explores a different kind of music -- Bach, Coltrane, and Puerto Rican folk music -- to structure its narrative. Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue premiered at Page 73 Productions in 2006 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Water by the Spoonful premiered at Hartford Stage Company in 2011 and won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in 2013. The plays have been produced around the country and internationally, including at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre.

Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

All Great Writers, Great Readings events are free and open to the public.
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Quiara Alegría Hudes

Great Writers, Great Readings