August Wilson’s King Headley II


August Wilson’s King Headley II

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King Headley II

Directed by Marisa Hébert, by August Wilson
April 27, 2023- May 21, 2023

Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm, Saturday Matinee at 2pm, Sunday Matinee at 4pm 

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? 

This production represents Theatreworks fifth production towards completing Wilson’s ten play Pittsburgh Cycle.

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

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Did you know there is a free Prologue to accompany this performance? Register for this free Prologue HERE.



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Prologue/Opening Sunday Framing Panel
Sunday, April 30th, 2:30 - 3:30p in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre

Prolific director and actor, Kenny Leon has established himself as a leading voice on the world of August Wilson.  Mr. Leon will join us for a discussion of our presentation of King Hedley II.

Community Conversations
Saturday matinees following the show on April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th

Join other members of the audience and community leaders to discuss themes and responses of King Hedley II.

Thursday Pre-Show Scholar Chats
Thursdays from 6:45-7:15p in the Murray and Betty Ross Lobby

Join us before the show on Thursdays for informal discussions with artists, designers, scholars, and community members for informal conversations about King Hedley II.

April 27th: Designer Chat

May 4th: Scholar Chat

May 11th: Scholar Chat

May 18th: Scholar Chat

Artist Talks
2nd and 3rd Sunday matinees after the show, May 7th and May 14th

Stay after the show on Sundays to hear from our actors about their artistic process, and the experience of working on King Hedley II.

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