Seven Guitars

Arena Stage
March 3, 2020 March 13, 2020

The 1940s Pittsburgh is the backdrop for August Wilson’s fifth cycle play and the second production in the August Wilson Festival. Seven lives are interconnected when old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall leaves him hopeful for a second chance. Infused with deep and soaring blues rhythms, this “rich and exceptionally vivid” (Variety) play pits the desire for a better future against the harsh realities ultimately leading to heartbreaking and inescapable circumstances.

Meet the Team
August Wilson | Writer
Tazewell Thompson | Director

Dane Figueroa Edidi | Ruby
Chris Herbie Holland | Red Carter
Joy Jones
| Vera
David Emerson Toney
| Hedley
Michael Zachary Tunstill
| Floyd Barton
Roz White
| Louise
Michael Anthony Williams
| Canwell

Donald Eastman | Scenic Design
Harry Nadal | Costume Design
Robert Wierzel | Lighting Design
Anne Nesmith
| Sound Design
Christi B. Spann
| Wig Designer
Marne Anderson | Production Stage Manager

Photo Credit: Arena Stage

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