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'The Flick' by Annie Baker wins the Pulitzer Prize for drama

NEW YORK — Annie Baker’s “The Flick” has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The Columbia University’s prize board today gave the playwright, who is in her early 30s, the prize for her play about friendship, morality and loyalty set in a movie theater. It played off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons last year.

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The drama award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is “for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life,” according to the official guidelines.

The production must have opened during 2013 to be eligible for this year’s award. Previous playwrights honored include August Wilson, Edward Albee, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

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