2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama being given. It went to Jesse Lynch Williams’ Why Marry? To pay tribute to 100 years of the Pulitzer for Drama, each day this month a different Little Rock production of a Pulitzer Prize winning play. Many of these titles have been produced numerous times. This look will veer from high school to national tours in an attempt to give a glimpse into Little Rock’s breadth and depth of theatrical history.
First up – an appropriate on Easter Sunday, a look at Mary Chase’s HARVEY. Though not the Easter bunny, it does revolve around a rabbit—or does it?
The winner of the 1945 Pulitzer came to Little Rock in 1948 on its national tour. Comedian Joe E. Brown was playing the leading role when the show came to Robinson Auditorium. That same year, Brown received a special Tony Award for starring in the Harvey tour.