What an event this will be! The final play from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson — coming to the Huntington on its way to Broadway.
It’s 1997, and successful businessman Harmond Wilks is poised to become Pittsburgh’s first African-American mayor. Wilks also has a surefire plan to revitalize the decrepit Hill District of his youth, but standing in his way is a ramshackle old house and the determined old man who claims to own it. Both moving and funny, this final chapter - depicting a fragile community wrestling with the temptations and the risks of paving over its heritage - shows that while the challenges change, the struggle endures.
The late August Wilson is the celebrated author of the landmark ten-play cycle that chronicles the African-American experience through the 20th century. The Huntington has produced seven previous Wilson plays, several of which went on to national acclaim and numerous awards. Director Kenny Leon also directed Wilson's Gem of the Ocean with Phylicia Rashad at the Huntington and on Broadway, and the 2004 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; including 1 intermission
About the Company
"They're Keeping August Wilson's Legacy Alive" (The Boston Globe)
Director Kenny Leon on August Wilson
Read more about August Wilson, his collaborators, and Pittsburgh's Hill District (pdf)
"August Wilson: In Memoriam" from the Spotlight newsletter (pdf)
"What's the Buzz on Radio Golf?" from the Spotlight newsletter (pdf)
Study August Wilson at the Boston Center for Adult Education
Media Gallery (video/audio)
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