Lynn Nottage introduced her play, "Sweat," at the 2017 Tony Awards. /Michael Zorn/Invision/AP

The five-year wait for Lynn Nottage is almost over, and you can snag an advance peek if you can't hold out for three weeks.

In early 2014, the Guthrie Theater announced it had commissioned a new work from the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. The result of that commission, a comedy entitled "Floyd's," opens Aug. 2. Nottage has been in the Twin Cities since July 1, working on the play about former prisoners re-entering the workplace, and she'll appear on the Guthrie's thrust stage at 7:30 p.m., July 22 to discuss it and her other work.

"In Conversation With Lynn Nottage" will feature the "Ruined" and "Sweat" playwright speaking with Guthrie artistic director Joseph Haj about a career that has been especially busy -- and especially tuneful -- of late, with the recent opening of a musical take on "The Secret Life of Bees," for which Nottage wrote the book, and next year's Metropolitan Opera version of "Intimate Apparel," for which Nottage wrote the libretto. She's also writing the book for a Broadway-bound musical inspired by the career of Michael Jackson, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."

Tickets for "In Conversation" are $15-$25 and are available at the Guthrie box office, at 612-377-2224 or at

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