by Patricia Grandjean
Feb 25, 2011
10:36 AMBox Office
Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl's contemporary farce Melancholy Play is presented this weekend in the "Outside the Box" theater series at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Middletown through Feb. 26.
The story is about a melancholy bank teller “Tilly,” who has a joyful transformation. The play examines the happiness of melancholy and the melancholy of happiness.
Ruhl was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005 for The Clean House, and in 2010 for the Glickman Prize-winning In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Other works include: Dead Man's Cell Phone (2007), winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play, and Passion Play: A Cycle (2005), winner of the Kennedy Center Fourth Forum Freedom Award. In 2006, Ruhl was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant."
For tickets and more information, call (860) 685-3355 or visit wesleyan.edu/cfa.Sarah Ruhls!