Prepare to be bewitched by August Wilson's lyrical 1940s entry into his Pittsburgh Cycle, a remarkable decade-by-decade exploration of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Kent Gash, director of the musical theater and acting studio at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, directs this moving epic that finds abundant spirit in the everyday and overflows with music, mystery and humor.
Released from the workhouse, Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton returns to the Hill District to discover that he has a hit record! Even though the bluesman does not have two nickels to rub together, nothing is going to stop him from taking advantage of this opportunity... until he is found dead. Schoolboy's story becomes the bass line to the many melodies - lively, menacing, brooding - that rise from this vibrant community.
LENGTH OF SHOW
2 hours 50 minutes (includes one intermission)