Readings of August Wilson’s plays on African American life in the 20th century

This just in from Joyce Moss at Gleeditions:

For the first time ever, actors will perform readings of August Wilson’s ten plays on African American life in the 20th century in a venue that streams the shows live. Join us to watch the webcasts from New York Public Radio’s performance venue, The Greene Space:

All live streams begin at 7:00 pm EST on http://www.thegreenespace.org. For extra, matinee performances of two of the plays, see listing below:

  • Monday, Aug 26 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Wednesday, Aug 28 – Fences
  • Wednesday, Sept 4 – Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
  • Monday, Sept 9 – The Piano Lesson
  • Wednesday, Sept 11 – Two Trains Running
  • Friday, Sept 13 – Seven Guitars
  • Monday, Sept 16 – Jitney
  • Saturday, Sept 21 – King Hedley II (2:00 pm performance)
  • Saturday, Sept 21 – King Hedley II
  • Tuesday, Sept 24 – Gem of the Ocean
  • Saturday, Sept 28 – Radio Golf (2:00 pm performance)
  • Saturday, Sept 28 – Radio Golf

The readings feature award-winning actors reprising roles they’ve performed on stage. Thank you, New York Public Radio, for webcasting these literary jewels live and for working with us to notify Gleeditions.

Duration per show: 2 hrs. 45 min. with 15 min. intermission.

Find plays by August Wilson in the SCC library catalog.

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One Response to Readings of August Wilson’s plays on African American life in the 20th century

  1. anzinga says:

    Reblogged this on A.Nzinga's Blog and commented:
    The elevation of America’s master playwright is embodied in this undertaking of the reading of the entire Cycle. The Lower Bottom Playaz in Oakland Ca are striving to be the first troupe to ever stage the entire cycle in order of the decades presented. Read more:https://www.wepay.com/donations/help-us-bring-august-wilson-s-fences-to-the-stage

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