August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, Solo Show Featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Extends Second Time
By Carey Purcell
The New York premiere of the late August Wilson's autobiographical one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned, has extended a second time prior to opening.
How I Learned What I Learned began performances Nov. 5 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center; opening night is Nov. 24. It will now continue performances through Dec. 29, having been previously been scheduled to run through Dec. 22.
Co-conceived with and directed by Todd Kreidler, the play features Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Stick Fly, Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars).
"In this solo show, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson shares stories about his first few jobs, a stint in jail, an early relationship, his first kiss, his foray into cinema and the friends he has had his entire life," press notes state. "Directed by long-time collaborator Todd Kreidler and featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, director of the acclaimed Signature Theatre production of The Piano Lesson, How I Learned What I Learned charts one man's journey of self-discovery through adversity and what it means to be a black artist in America."
The design team includes David Gallo (scenic and projection design), Constanza Romero (artistic advisor and costume design), Thom Weaver (lighting design) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound design). Winnie Y. Lok is the production stage manager.
The 2013-14 season at Signature Theatre consists entirely of plays receiving world or New York-premiere productions.
Tickets for the initial run through Dec. 15 are now sold out. Tickets during the extension week start at $55 each. Signature offers a waitlist option for all sold out performances. Names will be taken at the Box Office starting one hour prior to curtain. Waitlist tickets through December 15 are $25, subject to availability.
Subscriptions to Signature Theatre and tickets to individual productions can be purchased by calling the Signature Theatre Box Office at (212) 244-7529 or by visiting signaturetheatre.org.
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