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William Inge

Date of Death: June 10, 1973 (60)

Birth Place: Independence, KS, USA

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William Inge Movies

[1952]Come Back, Little Sheba writer

[1961]Splendor in the Grass writer

[1962]All Fall Down writer

[1963]The Stripper writer

[2014]Picnic writer

William Inge Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Play

William Inge, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Play

William Inge, Bus Stop

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William Inge News

World Premiere of BOXED Comes to Whim Space in October

Whim Productions, KC's LGTBTQ+ theater company, will present the world premiere of Boxed, written by Kevin King. The play is a compelling drama that delves into the intricacies of relationship boundaries and consent, through a queer lens. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Staged Reading of SUCH SMALL HANDS by Adam Szymkowicz to Close Out 2023 OTR New Works Series at Chance Theater

Chance Theater, Anaheim’s official resident theater company, will present a staged reading of a brand new play to close out our 2023 OTR New Works Series.

Interview: Daniel K. Isaac Has Many BRILLIANT THINGs in His Life

Currently in previews, Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing opens September 14, 2023, at the Geffen. Colm Summers directs Daniel K. Isaac in this comic view on depression and suicide. Daniel keeps it in the same light vein in answering my queries.

Photos: First Look At COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA At Haines City Theatre

Haines City Theatre is presenting the William Inge play that inspired the 1952 film of the same name that starred Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth in her screen debut: Come Back, Little Sheba. Get a first look at photos!

Haines City Theatre to Present COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA

Haines City Theatre will present the William Inge play that inspired the 1952 film of the same name that starred Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth in her screen debut: Come Back, Little Sheba.

BUS STOP Comes to Placer Community Theater in September

Placer Community Theater (PCT) will present William Inge’s play Bus Stop beginning September 9. Performances will run for three weekends through September 24.

Tony Award Nominee and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Playwright Tina Howe Has Passed Away at 85

Playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Tina Howe died on Monday, August 28th, 2023 at the age of 85.

Review: PICNIC at City Theatre

With its timeless themes and memorable characters, Picnic stands as a testament to the enduring power of theatre to capture the complexity of human relationships and the choices that shape our lives. A charming and entertaining evening of Austin theatre.

Jayhawks Announce 2023/24 Theatre & Dance Season

The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance has unveiled its 2023-24 performance season. Theatrical works will explore themes of social inequalities, belonging, and community. Humor and satire will unify several works.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Unveils Exciting Lineup for the 2023-24 Season

Get a sneak peek into the highly anticipated 2023-24 season at Ensemble Studio Theatre, featuring an impressive lineup of plays and events that are sure to captivate theater enthusiasts. Find out what to expect and mark your calendars for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Christine Toy Johnson's THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES & More Set for FST's Summer New Play Festival

Experience the latest and greatest in new theatre at FST's annual Summer New Play Festival. Discover the must-see productions and get your tickets now for a summer of cutting-edge theatre. Don't miss out on the hottest new plays at this highly anticipated festival.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Z Productions to Present CITY MICE at Teatro Paraguas Next Month

Two brothers – one who writes about high finance, the other who dropped out to be a hippy farmer – come together in Rosemary Zibart's new play CITY MICE and hash out their differences with the aid of poetry and pot.

BAD PLAY Comes to Edinburgh Fringe

Death of a Salesman. Our Town. A Streetcar Named Desire. And now, Bad Play. American sketch comedy group Big Tobacco has set out to write the next great American drama, pulling all the best tricks of the trade from Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and William Inge, and throwing them in a Vitamix with a healthy dose of irreverence. The result is Bad Play, an off-the-wall hour of high tragedy and low parody.

Ensemble Theatre Company Adds Performance of SEARED Next Weekend

Due to popular demand, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has announced a special added performance of its critically-acclaimed production of SEARED on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00pm.  SEARED performs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND Starring John Rubinstein Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow

Beginning on June 13, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God) returns to the New York stage starring as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground.

Photos: First Look at SEARED at Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has released production photos for the final show of its 2022-2023 Season, SEARED, written by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck and directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. SEARED opens tonight, Saturday, June 10 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre. Check out the photos here!

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of BACK PORCH At The Victory Theatre

Check out photos from the world premiere of “Back Porch”, a new comedy by Eric Anderson opening this weekend at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.

Interview: Eric Anderson Reconstructs His BACK PORCH for Picnic Aficionados

Playwright Eric Anderson’s Back Porch world premieres June 2, 2023, at The Victory Theatre Center. Kelie McIver directs Eric’s reimagining of the 1955 film shoot of Picnic with the cast of Jonathan Fishman, Isaac W. Jay, Cody Lemmon, Karl Maschek, Jordan Morgan and Eric Zak.

The Actors Studio to Present AREYTO Celebration of Latine Scene Work, Poetry, Song & Dance

This weekend, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.


William Inge has written 13 shows including Sheba (Source Material), Picnic (Playwright), Bus Stop (Playwright), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Playwright), A Loss of Roses (Playwright), Glory in the Flower (Playwright), Natural Affection (Playwright), Hot September (Source Material), Where's Daddy? (Playwright), Cherry (Source Material), Summer Brave (Playwright), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Playwright), Come Back, Little Sheba (Playwright).

William Inge has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received nominations for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" and "Bus Stop". In addition, he was nominated for Best American Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for both "Bus Stop" and "Picnic". Furthermore, Inge won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Picnic".

William Inge has won several awards for his play "Picnic." He received the Best American Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama from The Pulitzer Prize.

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