Archive | April, 2014

A playwright seeks healing with his work: Marcus Gardley

28 Apr

Marcus GARDLEYBy Mike Downing

The New York Times reports that Marcus Gardley has taken the legacy of August Wilson  and “made it his own.”

“My writing is like my ministry,” Gardley said in a recent interview.

For the entire article, click here.

Gaining Options: Several bidders show interest in August Wilson Center, but only one reveals identity, plans

21 Apr

Gaining Options: Several bidders show interest in August Wilson Center, but only one reveals identity, plansDSC05883

From the Pittsburgh City Paper:  “Supporters of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Pittsburgh Foundation announced it had joined with other local foundations in a bid to purchase the ailing institution. Most importantly for advocates, the foundations say they plan to maintain the center’s original mission: preserving and celebrating local black culture.”

Round House Theatre extends “Two Trains Running” through May 4

14 Apr

Two TrainsRound House Theatre Extends “Two Trains Running” Through 5/4

From BroadwayWorld.com: “Round House Theatre announces that its production of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson‘s Two Trains Running has been extended thru May 4, 2014. Timothy Douglas returns to Round House to direct this inspiring, humorous, and potent portrait of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Opening night is Monday, April 7, 2014.”

“How I Learned What I Learned” by August Wilson. Pittsburgh Public Theatre. March 5 thru April 5, 2015.

7 Apr

August and ToddBy Mike Downing

“How I Learned What I Learned” by August Wilson. Pittsburgh Public Theatre. March 5 thru April 5, 2015.

This one-many play is about the power of art and potential.

Directed by Todd Kreidler, Wilson’s friend and protégé, the play explores Wilson’s days as a young writer in the Hill District and how the neighborhood inspired his ten-play cycle.

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