Lynn Nottage's plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined; Intimate Apparel, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por'Knockers; and POOF! Nottage is an Associate Professor at Columbia University.
"From first moments to last, this compassionate but clear-eyed play throbs with heartfelt life, with characters as complicated as any you'll encounter at the theater today, and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot. That the people onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class folks -- too rarely given ample time on American stages -- makes the play all the more vital a contribution to contemporary drama... If I had pompoms, I'd be waving them now." -- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times