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Part of the August Wilson Festival

August Wilson's Seven Guitars

  • Credits

    Written by August Wilson

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

“Rich with exceptionally vivid characters”


“Stirring performances”

 Time Out Chicago

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.

Seven Guitars is generously sponsored by Margot Kelly.


Coming soon.




Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m.


Post-Show Discussions
Wednesday, April 15 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28 at 12 p.m.