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Mark Medoff Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Writer Was 79

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Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for its movie adaptation, died Tuesday at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, Nm. He was 79.

Children of a Lesser God won the 1980 Tony for Best Play and ran for more than two years and 880 performances at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre. The show about a hearing speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls for a deaf custodian was turned into a 1986 feature directed by Randa Haines. The film starred William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Hurt and supporting actress Piper Laurie also scored Oscar noms, and the film was up for Best Picture but lost to Platoon.

A revival of Children of a Lesser God played on the Main Stem for six weeks last year. Medoff also penned Prymate,
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Exclusive Interview – The Galaga champions talk Score Wars, preparing for a competition and games they’re not so great at

At the beginning of April, Meow Wolf crowned the Galaga World Champion at Score Wars in Santa Fe. The three main competitors for this ultimate event where Andrew Barrow from New Zealand, Phil Day from Australia and Andrew Laidlaw from the USA. The ultimate champion was – in the end – Andrew Barrow who walked away with a $10,000 cash prize and the title of the Galaga World Champion. Villordsutch managed to catch up with them after the championship event to pose a few questions to them…

Villordsutch: How did you find yourselves in competitive gaming, specifically competitive retrogaming?

Andrew Laidlaw: By invitation honestly… I was just playing the game I enjoyed and my scores got me invited to various events.

Phil Day: I found myself in competitive gaming somewhat by accident. I was living in a small town in Australia. In 2009, for something to do, I thought I’d go for the world record on Galaga.
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