Seven Guitars – performed by Callaloo Theater Company
October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
“Seven Guitars, which premiered in 1995 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and transferred to Broadway in 1996, is the seventh play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, also known as the Pittsburgh Cycle. This series, consisting of ten plays that are each set in a different decade of the 20th century, explore the lives of African Americans during each era. With the exclusion Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1984), which takes place in 1920s Chicago, all the Century Cycle plays are set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh where Wilson was born and raised. The Century Cycle constitutes the majority of Wilson’s work as one of the most significant and influential Black playwrights in United States theatre history. Seven Guitars earned a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and nominations for the 1995 Pulitzer and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play.” (https://www.supersummary.com/seven-guitars/summary/)
Seven Guitars is being produced and directed by Karen-Christina Jones, founder of Callaloo Theater Company. Performances, to be held in the backyard of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, are scheduled for 2pm on October 1 and 2 and October 8 and 9. Bring your umbrella if rain threatens.
Tickets coming soon.
See you there!