Public Theater lines up “A Season of Legends” (including Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned”)
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The Public not only returns to the August Wilson canon next season, but it returns Todd Kriedler, a Wilson protege who worked with the company as an assistant to Mr. Pappas’ predecessor, Eddie Gilbert.
The 11th play in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, “How I Learned What I Learned,” makes its Pittsburgh debut with director Kreidler, who recently helmed a production at New York’s Signature Theatre. Two years before his death in 2005, Wilson wrote and performed this one-man autobiographical play about growing up in the Hill District and the transcendent power of art.”
Actor sees character trapped by society’s ‘Fences’
From The Houston Chronicle: “The most “nerve-wracking night” in Cleo House Jr.’s life was starring in an August Wilson play with the legendary author in attendance. ‘It was harrowing,’ said House, 40, recalling his performance as Boy Willie in ‘The Piano Lesson’ at Theater of the Seventh Sister in Lancaster, Pa.”
By Mike Downing
The Pottstown Mercury reports that August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” is coming to the Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St. in Pottstown for two weekends only.
The play is about questions of ancestry, slavery, ownership, and legacy.