The free 7:30 PM discussion features The Good Negro playwright Tracey Scott Wilson as well as author John Edgar Wideman, African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.
"August Wilson's Century: From the World of Joe Turner to the Age of Obama" is presented in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, which opened on Broadway April 16 at the Belasco Theatre.
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) directs the revival of late Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, which features Tony nominee Roger Robinson (Seven Guitars), Marsha Stephanie Blake (The Crucible), Chad L. Coleman (Two Trains Running), Michael Cummings (Emancipation), Aunjanue Ellis (The Tempest), Danai Gurira (In the Continuum), Andre Holland (Wig Out), Arliss Howard (A Number), Ernie Hudson (The Great White Hope), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (For Colored Girls…) and Amari Rose Leigh ("Law and Order").
Wilson's 1911-set play, according to press notes, "tells the story of Herald Loomis who, after serving seven years hard labor, has journeyed North with his young daughter and arrives at a Pittsburgh boarding house filled with memorable characters who aid Herald Loomis in his search for his inner freedom." For tickets and further information visit LCT. The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street.