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NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY , by CHARLES GORDONE. Starting as “Shanty”. Feb 8th-24th @wacotheater
- It was during his employment as a bartender in Greenwich Village that Gordone found the inspiration for his first major work, No Place to be Somebody, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone's Pulitzer signified two "firsts": he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and "No Place to be Somebody" was the first off-Broadway play to receive the award.
Written over the course of seven years, the play explores racial tensions in a Civil Rights-era story about a black bartender who tries to outsmart a white mobster syndicate. In his final speech, in June 1995, delivered at the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, Gordone described the play as being "about country folk who had migrated to the big city, seeking the urban myth of success, only to find disappointment, despair, and death. #noplacetobesomebody #charlesgordone #noplace #aea #pulitzerprize #stage #theater #theaterlife #sagaftra #actorsequityassociation #la #nyc #chicago
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