Percy Granger was born in Ithaca, New York in 1946. The author of such acclaimed plays as Eminent Domain, Percy Granger graduated with honors from Harvard and worked as an actor before focusing on a writing career. His satirical play The Complete Works of Studs Edsel, about an overeducated young lawyer, debuted in 1972 and immediately established Granger as a wry observer of human foibles. Each of Granger's plays premiered regionally; the first to reach Broadway,Eminent Domain, did so in 1982. Meanwhile, he was a staff writer for the soap operas Loving and As the World Turns—a genre he lampooned in his play Scherezade. He passed away in March 1997.