Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Playwrights) for Monday, February 15, 2021 (Season 37, Game 101):
This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like “Jitney”, which premiered in 2017
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|Phil Hoffman, a graduate student originally from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
|Karen Ellestad, a chaplain originally from Frankfort, Kentucky
|Lance St. Laurent, a Ph.D. student from Madison, Wisconsin (1-day total: $19,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lance played very well on Friday and knocked off a very strong champion in John Focht. It’s a new week (and a new taping day); Lance may need to find momentum again. Karen and Phil could make Lance’s reign as champion a very quick one.
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Correct response: Who is August Wilson?
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August Wilson, known as the “theater’s poet of Black America”, is an African-American playwright best known for his Pittsburgh Cycle, a series of 10 plays detailing the African-American experience in the 20th century. Two of his plays (Fences and The Piano Lesson) have won Pulitzer Prizes and two have won a Tony Award (Fences and Jitney).
The entire cycle is Jitney (1982, which finally opened on Broadway in 2017), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1984), Fences (1985), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1986), The Piano Lesson (1987), Two Trains Running (1990), Seven Guitars (1995), King Hedley II (1999), Gem of the Ocean (2003), and Radio Golf (2005).
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Scores going into Final:
Karen $4,800 + $3,000 = $7,800 (Who is August Wilson?)
Phil $7,100 + $7,095 = $14,195 (Who is August Wilson) (1-day total: $14,195)
Lance $10,900 – $4,100 = $6,800 (Who is Sondheim?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MICHAEL WROTE $800 (clue #19)
Lance 5600 +2500 (Karen 1800 Phil 1200)
2) ALTERNATE ANTHEMS $1200 (clue #17)
Phil 6000 -4500 (Lance 12100 Karen 1200)
3) A PLACE LIKE RIVER HILL $2000 (clue #22, $5200 left on board)
Karen 2800 +800 (Lance 12100 Phil 6300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -2
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: SPECIFIC HOSPITAL $400 $800
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.52 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Phil $11,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Karen $6,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Lance $9,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 6 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,400
Lance St. Laurent, career statistics:
47 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
45.54% in first on buzzer (51/112)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Karen Ellestad, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Phil Hoffman, career statistics:
15 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Phil Hoffman, to win:
2 games: 26.221%
Avg. streak: 1.355 games.
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