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August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS

May. 18 to Jun. 15, 2019
Written by August Wilson

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: May. 18 — Jun. 15, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Displays a narrative sweep and almost biblical richness of language and character.... Mr. Wilson writes so vividly that the play seems to have the narrative scope and depth of a novel.

From the master playwright of Fences, August Wilson, comes this story in his decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America. In a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn the sudden death of a blues guitarist who has died on the verge of his musical success. Flashing back to the busy week preceding Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton’s demise, we learn the reasons for his tragic fall. Mixing the genres of dark elegy, bawdy comedy, and mystery, Schoolboy’s story has a depth and richness that will touch the soul’s of all Americans who have fallen just short of their dreams.

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