August Wilson's Pittsburgh Funeral Services Oct. 8

News   August Wilson's Pittsburgh Funeral Services Oct. 8
Pittsburgh funeral services for native son August Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died Oct. 2 of liver cancer, will be Oct. 8 at noon at Soldiers & Sailors National Museum & Memorial, Fifth Avenue, Oakland.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Dwight Andrews is scheduled to officiate and that viewing will be Friday Oct. 7 from 11 AM-6 PM at White Memorial Chapel, 7204 Thomas Blvd., Point Breeze. Seattle services precede the Pittsbrugh services. Wilson was a resident of Seattle, though he set many of his plays in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122; The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. East, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1099; Congo Square Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60657; or Cave Canem, 584 Broadway, Suite 508, New York, NY 10012.

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