publication date: Friday, March 4, 2005 (part of Round XXV)

category: Theater

clue: If you were to read this playwright's diary, you might learn about his outspoken grandmother. (And no, he's not in Aerosmith.)

explanation: Perry was a playwright whose work often featured a character named Madea, a wildly outspoken old lady often played by Perry in drag. The word "diary" refers to his most famous play, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." The Aerosmith reference connects his name to singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., John Pierpoint, Derrek White, and Jeff Ball

trivia: This goo appeared while the film version of "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" was the #1-grossing title in American theaters.


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