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Born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1897,
Thornton Wilder was the second of the
Wilder’s five children. His breakthrough
novel was The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927).
The book earned Wilder his first Pulitzer Prize.
While living in Chicago, Wilder became close
friends with fellow lecturer Gertrude Stein and
her companion, Alice B. Toklas. In fact, Stein’s
novel The Making of Americans (1925) is said
to have inspired Wilder’s Our Town (1938). A
huge success on Broadway, Our Town earned
Wilder his second Pulitzer, making him the only American author to win Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and drama. Wilder died at the age of 78 in Hamden, Connecticut, where he had lived for many years with his devoted sister Isabel.

Meet the Playwrights
June 12

Open to all levels of Membership
Become a Shaw Member and attend our exciting event – Meet the Playwrights. Meet playwrights Lisa Codrington and Peter Hinton to hear all about their playwriting process and see their plays. Includes the lunchtime performance of The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, lunch, matinee performance of Alice in Wonderland followed by dinner. $299.

Call 1-800-511-7429 or visit
http://www.shawfest.com/support-the-shaw/individual/
to become a Shaw Member today.

Congratulations to Gray C. from Newmarket, ON who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. He will receive a pair of tickets to a 2016 performance of Alice in Wonderland. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.

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