William Inge was a small-town boy who became one of the nation's leading playwrights from the 1950s through the early 1970s.
His plays, some made into popular movies such as "Bus Stop," "Picnic" and "Splendor in the Grass," depicted what he knew best: life in rural Kansas. His job at a newspaper put him in contact with Tennessee Williams, author of "The Glass Menagerie," who encouraged him to write.
His first play, "Farther Off from Heaven" is dedicated to Williams.
Inge's first hit, "Come Back, Little Sheba," was performed on Broadway in 1950.
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His play "Picnic" won him a Pulitzer in 1953. It featured the Neewollah Festival, held each year in his hometown. Neewollah is "Halloween" spelled backward.
Question: What Kansas towns did he live in?
Answer to Tuesday’s question: Charles W. Parker.
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