All three parts of this play cycle premiered in 2016 at The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway, in New York City: Hungry in March, What Did You Expect in September, and Women of a Certain Age on November 8 -- the night of the 2016 presidential election, which is the topic of the plays.
Selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick
A play cycle that hinges on the national election, this would do well with political and history-centric audiences, as well as the academic arena.
Nelson is also known for his critically-lauded four-part play cycle The Apple Family plays, with each part revolving around a specific inciting event in American history
Nelson won the 1979 Obie Award for Playwriting for The Vienna Notes
He received the 2000 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead
Nelson received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, Master American Dramatist, and the 1990 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play for Some Americans Abroad