Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"August Wilson's 20th Century" at Kennedy Center

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By Broadway World

February 6, 2008

The most awarded African-American playwright in history, August Wilson's crowning achievement was his ten-play cycle, "August Wilson's 20th Century" in which each work is set in a different decade in the 1900's. The cycle, often titled the Pittsburgh Cycle because nine of the ten plays are set in Pittsburgh, chronicles the African-American experience in the 20th century. "August Wilson's 20th Century" will be presented in a series of staged readings at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW Washington, DC 20566).

The Plays and Dates:
1900s: Gem of the Ocean (March 4-8)
1910s: Joe Turner's Come and Gone (March 6-8)
1920s: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (March 9-11)
1930s: The Piano Lesson (March 12-15)
1940s: Seven Guitars (March 14-16)
1950s: Fences (March 16-19)
1960s: Two Trains Running (March 20-25)
1970s: Jitney (March 22-26)
1980s: King Hedley II (March 23-27)
1990s: Radio Golf (March 28-29)

2 comments:

brkdivam said...

"Kennedy" would be the correct spelling for the theatre.

ibrahim said...

Thanks!