with Ann Blythe and Millard Mitchell First
produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama
of life in the small village of Grover's Corners has become an American
classic and is Thornton Wider's most renowned and most frequently
Jolla Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire
and Mel Ferrer, and revived in 1983 under the leadership of Des McAnuff,
who served as Artistic Director from 1983 to 1994. McAnuff was succeeded
by Michael Greif, who served as Artistic Director from 1995 to 1999.
La Jolla Theater
the inspired Artistic Direction of two-time Tony® Award-winner
Des McAnuff, La Jolla Playhouse has earned its place in the international
theatre. The Playhouse’s brilliant and innovative productions
of classics and new plays and musicals, including 41 world premieres,
24 West Coast premieres and seven American premieres, have merited
over 300 major honors including the 1993 Tony® Award as America’s
Outstanding Regional Theatre.