Monday, April 17, 2006

Pulitzer Prediction

I read a few weeks back that the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Drama is to be announced later today (Monday).

Usually these things come out around 4 p.m. (EDT) in the afternoon.

I am going to make a wild (or, depending on your perspective/knowledge, conservative) prediction: this will be one of those years when no prize is awarded.

It's been a while since this has happened -- last time was in 1997 -- and it does seem to happen about once a decade or so.

This has been a rather underwhelming year for new American plays (plays have to have their professional premiere between March 2005 and March 2006 to be eligible, so that really limits the potential contenders). And this coming after a number of recent, rather underwhelming winners (e.g. Wit, Proof, Dinner with Friends).

Now, this is a somewhat random prediction, since I have neither read nor seen the rumored finalists. But doesn't that make it all the more fun if it turns out I'm right?


At 3:21 PM, Blogger frank's wild lunch said...

You were right. Although I would've loved to see JENNY CHOW win....

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Megan said...

Wow! That was an amazing prediction!


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