When: Monday, Jan 14, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $55.00 for 1 session(s) includes lunch
Instructor: is in his second season as Artistic Director for Arizona Theatre Company.
August Wilson carved his signature on American theater by capturing the changing texture of black life in America. After dropping out of high school at age 15, he began to educate himself, eventually earning the only honorary degree ever awarded by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Wilson was caught up in the power of words. His fascination with language made him an avid listener, using the tidbits of conversations to construct stories in his head. Wilson later chronicled the African American experience through the decades in a series of plays that earned him a Tony award, two Pulitzer prizes and seven New York Drama Critics Awards. Two Trains Running (the seventh in Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s saga of ordinary African Americans in the turbulent twentieth century), explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind.
You can see the Arizona Theater Company’s local production of Two Trains Running at the Temple of Music and Art. Visit arizonatheatre.org/show/two-trains-running to buy tickets.
Register for August Wilson: Giving Voice to Ordinary People
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