Chicago’s Court Theatre presents August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, with performances beginning Jan. 9 prior to an official opening Jan. 18.
“Rashad rose to fame as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and has maintained a strong presence in the theater. In 2004, she became the first African-American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress in a play for “A Raisin in the Sun,” which she reprised on television in 2008.”
Poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79.
Baraka was a key influence on August Wilson.
Obituary link here.