NYC's Signature Snags Pressley, Carroll and More for Summer's Seven Guitars

News   NYC's Signature Snags Pressley, Carroll and More for Summer's Seven Guitars
The cast of Signature Theatre Company's new Off-Broadway production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars will include Kevin Carroll, Cassandra Freeman, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Brenda Pressley, Lance Reddick, Roslyn Ruff and Charles Weldon, the company announced.

Brenda Pressley
Brenda Pressley Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a year devoted to the works and legacy of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Seven Guitars will play July 31-Sept. 23, according to a mailing sent out by Signature.

"Hope and heartbreak abound in Pittsburgh's Hill district as seven people share frustration, joy and loss in 1948," according to the not-for-profit. "Floyd 'Schoolboy' Barton, an aspiring blues musician, returns home to seek his fortune and reclaim his woman; a sick old man longs for an heir to carry on his name; and three single women cope with betrayal and lost dreams. Like seven musical instruments, each one strikes a singular note in a discordant world."

Seven Guitars played Broadway in 1996 and won Ruben Santiago-Hudson a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Play.

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