Seven Guitars

"A raw dose of reality....a tug of war of hope and despair."

- Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seven Guitars illustration


Due to popular demand, we've just added matinee performances on August 27 & 28! Every performance in our first two weeks sold out, so get your tickets now!

Seven Guitars

By August Wilson
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
August 5-28 2016
at 1727 Bedford Avenue, Hill District

It's 1948, and aspiring blues musician Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, just out of jail, is asked to sign a record deal after a song he recorded months before becomes an unexpected hit. Can his fight for his own humanity, self-understanding and self-acceptance succeed in the face of personal and societal ills?

August Wilson's tragicomedy, which received Tony and Pulitzer nominations for its Broadway run in 1995, will be performed for the first time in the back yard of August Wilson's childhood home, the actual setting of the play.

Free secured parking will be available at the Energy and Innovation Center at 1435 Bedford Avenue, a few blocks away. (See the parking map below.) We will provide a shuttle service.


Reviews: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh in the Round, Pittsburgh Owl Scribe, Burgh Vivant (video), City Paper, Entertainment Central, City Paper blog, Pittsburgh Tatler

Lynne Hayes Freeland show video: Making Of Seven Guitars, Under The Stars

Previews: New Pittsburgh Courier, Post-Gazette, City Paper, Entertainment Central, Next Pittsburgh, Monocle Arts (audio)

Pittsburgh Today Live video: Interview, Scene

Video Preview: Post-Gazette

About the Cover Artist: Post-Gazette



BUY TICKETS


 

Starring:


Ty Barrow

Jonathan Berry

Teri Bridgett

Kevin Brown

Jamilah Chanie

Wali Jamal

Leslie Ezra Smith

 


Support provided by:

GPAC, Heinz, Pgh Foundation, RAD, RK Mellon Foundation, Advancing Black Arts in Pgh

 

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
August 2016
In the backyard of August Wilson's childhood home
1727 Bedford Avenue
Aug 5
Party 7 PM, perf. 8 PM
Aug 6
8 PM
Aug 7
8 PM
        Aug 12
8 PM
Aug 13
8 PM
Aug 14
8 PM
        Aug 19
8 PM
Aug 20
8 PM
Aug 21
8 PM
        Aug 26
8 PM
Aug 27
2 & 8 PM
Aug 28
2 & 8 PM
 

 

Map to parking area

Seven Guitars weather updates

Please check our Facebook page for the latest news on any weather-related cancellations for Seven Guitars. Any advance cancellations will be posted 1-2 hours before a performance.
 

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