Playwrights: Prayer for My Enemy, Small Tragedy, Three Postcards. Other plays: Missing Persons, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, among others. Libretti: The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, Amélie. Screenplays: Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul. Direction: The Light in the Piazza, This Thing of Darkness (coauthored with David Schulner), Saved Or Destroyed, Play Yourself, Ode to Joy; the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. Lucas has been a Pulitzer finalist, won three Obie awards, and received three Tony nominations. Recipient of Excellence in Literature Award from American Academy of Arts & Letters.
'Small Tragedy' is filled with provocative questions that American plays should be asking at a fraught and confusing moment in this country's history. Mr. Lucas appreciates that extreme times demand extreme theater. His habitual brooding fatalism has never seemed more relevant.—Ben Brantley, New York Times