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Playwright Lisa Kron next in Frostic Readings

Feb. 20, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Critically acclaimed playwright Lisa Kron is next in Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

The date and location of Kron's reading has been changed to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Epic Center Theatre, 359 S.Kalamazoo Mall, in downtown Kalamazoo. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Lisa Kron, founding member of the OBIE and Bessie Award-winning theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a National Endowment for the Arts-Theatre Communicaton Group playwriting fellowship and grants from the Creative Chapel foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her play, "Well," which is among her best-known, opened to critical acclaim on Broadway in 2006, received two Tony nominations and is included in the anthology "Best Plays of 2004-2005." Her other plays include "2.5 Minute Ride," "101 Humiliating Stories," "Chartiy and Montecore," "43/13," and "Martha."

"2.5 Minute Ride," received an OBIE Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, an L.A. Drama-Logue Award, the GLAAD Media Award for best play on or Off Broadway, and was named the best autobiographical show of 1999 by New York Press.

Kron teaches at Yale Drama School.

Spring 2008 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Feb. 18, poet Carl Phillips
Thursday, Feb. 21, poets David Keplinger and Heather Sellers
Monday, Feb. 25, playwright Lisa Kron at Epic Center Theatre*
Monday, March 17, novelist Kellie Wells
Thursday, April 17, novelist Paula Nangle and poet and essayist John Rybicki

*Due to a schedule conflict, the date and location of Lisa Kron's reading was changed to Monday, Feb. 25, at the Epic Center Theatre, 359 S.Kalamazoo Mall.

All other readings are at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, which is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

For more information about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Elizabeth Marzoni at elizabeth.s.marzoni@wmich.edu. To be added to the mailing list for reading series announcements, write to Becky Beech at rebecca.beech@wmich.edu and include your complete name and postal address.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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