The Hot Wing King

06/22/22 - 07/31/22

BY KATORI HALL
LOCATION VICTOR SHARGAI THEATRE
DIRECTED BY STEVE H. BROADNAX III
WINNER 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

It’s August in Memphis, time to crown the new Hot Wang King. Backed by his best friends and boyfriend Dwayne, who serve as his fry crew The New Wing Order, Cordell has a feeling that this is his year. But then a family emergency throws Dwayne’s nephew into the house on prep night, one of his crew starts messing with the seasoning, and suddenly Cordell’s future is in danger of going up in flames. Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) has written a fresh and fierce comedy about the risk and rewards of celebrating who you are.

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The Hot Wing King is generously underwritten by Albert G. Lauber and Craig Hoffman.

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Press

Funny and deeply felt.
2021 Pulitzer Committee
Flavorful and bitingly funny.
New York Stage Review
An aura of good fellowship floods the stage.
The New York Times

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