By Mike Downing
You may recall that, a few years ago, The Greene Space in NYC coordinated an historical event. They brought in actors and directors to produce audio recordings of August Wilson’s plays, thereby committing the entire Century Cycle to permanent record.
At the time, I contacted The Greene Space and spoke with them about hosting the recordings, when they became available. They told me to sit tight.
Well, after two years of production, I’m pleased to announce that August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, performed and recorded in the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, is becoming available on a limited-time basis.
The recordings will only be available now through August 26, 2015 and they will be released on a rolling schedule. “Gem of the Ocean” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” are available now. The rest of the series will be released Sundays on a weekly basis.
Schedule of release dates:
May 3: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
May 10: The Piano Lesson
May 17: Seven Guitars
May 24: Fences
May 31: Two Trains Running
June 7: Jitney
June 14: King Hedley II
June 21: Radio Golf