April 20, 2009 (CHICAGO, Ill.) --The Chicago theater has been awarded the 2009 Pulitzer prize in drama for 'Ruined.'The play "Ruined" was performed at the Goodman Theater in 2008. It is a tale of survival set against the backdrop of an African civil war.
Playwright Lynn Nottage is only the second African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer in drama.
This is the second consecutive prize awarded for a play hailing from Chicago. "August: Osage County" also won in 2008.