by Linda Lombardi, Literary Manager
There is a long line of amazing actors who have been associated with August Wilson plays. Wilson helped launch the careers of actors like Charles S. Dutton, Viola Davis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Laurence Fishburne. His Broadway productions have featured the inestimable talents of James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Denzel Washington. And no wonder, Wilson’s plays are a dream come true—strong, earthy, funny, daring.
Add to that elite fraternity André De Shields, E. Faye Butler, Jessica Frances Dukes, Bowman Wright, Michael Anthony Williams and KenYatta Rogers. The heart and intelligence these artists bring to the table is unsurpassed. It has been an absolute gift to watch them work. During rehearsals, they shared their insights into King Hedley II and their memories of the first time they discovered August Wilson. Just who is the veteran and who is the virgin Wilson performer may surprise you!
We’re thrilled to offer five post-show conversations with the cast during the run. Please join us for any of these dates: February 18, February 24 and March 4 at noon; February 26 at 8pm; and March 3 at 7:30pm.
For a sneak peek, watch this extended conversation with the cast: