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Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy (1987) is the play that rocketed the author to success. Uhry won the Pulitzer Prize for this play about a southern Jewish matron's decades-long relationship with her African-American chauffeur.

Lanford Wilson's play Talley's Folly (1980) is set in the South in the 1940s. It tells of the courtship of a Protestant woman by her persistent Jewish suitor.

Many critics have compared The Last Night of Ballyhoo to Tennessee Williams's play The Glass Menagerie (1944). One of Williams's finest dramas, this play revolves around a down-and-out St. Louis family. In hopes of finding a husband for her painfully shy daughter, Amanda encourages her son to bring "gentlemen callers" home to his sister, but her plans backfire.

Wendy Wasserstein's play The Sisters Rosenswieg (1992) deals with issues of self-hatred among expatriate Jewish New Yorkers. The sisters are three Brooklyn-born women who gather to celebrate one sister's birthday...

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