Gem of the Ocean Playwright Speaks at "A Conversation With August Wilson," Sept. 20

News   Gem of the Ocean Playwright Speaks at "A Conversation With August Wilson," Sept. 20
Boston's Huntington Theatre Company — where the pre-Broadway run of Gem of the Ocean will play Sept. 10-Oct. 17 — will host "A Conversation With August Wilson" with Bay State Banner and Roxbury Community College, Sept. 20.
August Wilson
August Wilson

The acclaimed playwright will shares stories of his writing, acting and his breadth of works at the RCC Media Arts Building. The free event, sponsored by Huntington, RCC and the Bay State Banner, begins at 7 PM and is open to the general public. Wilson will also take part in a question and answer session.

Wilson is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fences (1987) and The Piano Lesson (1990) - two parts of the ten-play cycle which chronicles the African American experience in the twentieth century. The scribe made his acting debut in May 2003 performing an autobiographical one-man show How I Learned What I Learned at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

The plays in Wilson's grand undertaking (in order of decade which the drama is set) include Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney and King Hedley II. The upcoming world premiere of Radio Golf will finalize the epic canon.

To make reservations for "A Conversation with August Wilson," at the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Building, 1234 Columbus Ave. in Roxbury, MA, call (617) 266-7900 ext. 1021. Seating is limited and doors will open at 6:30 PM. For more information, visit or

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