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Spotlight shines brighter on 'Appropriate' playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Spotlight shines brighter on 'Appropriate' playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Sometimes being a famous playwright means you have to have dinner twice on a Thursday.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins leaves a rehearsal of his play "Appropriate," opening Oct. 4 at the Mark Taper Forum, to eat first with a reporter, then later with his agent and some unspecified Hollywood people, who presumably hope to lure him away from the field and city where he has experienced meteoric success in the last five years.

At 30, Jacobs-Jenkins is a bright star in the firmament of New York theater, the author of five critically acclaimed plays, two of which, "Appropriate" and "An Octoroon," shared the 2014 Obie Award for best new American play.

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