August Wilson’s King Headley II


August Wilson’s King Headley II

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August Wilson’s King Headley II

April 27 – May 21

Setting: Pittsburgh, 1980s

The 1980s installment of August Wilson's acclaimed cycle, King Hedley II follows the title character as he rediscovers relationships with his mother, his wife, and his community after a long absence. Examining legacy, destiny, and free will, Wilson uses family ties (and long kept secrets) to ask what most defines us: the blood we share or the blood we spill?

King Hedley II represents Theatreworks’ fifth production in the Pittsburgh Cycle, and we’re proud to take another step towards completing all ten plays. This production will be directed by dynamic local luminary, Marisa Hébert. Witness the power of secrets and family legacy in this powerful offering from one of the 20th century’s greatest American playwrights.



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