August Wilson's Seven Guitars

  • Credits

    Written by August Wilson
    Directed by Tazewell Thompson

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

“Rich with exceptionally vivid characters”

 Variety

“Stirring performances”

 Time Out Chicago

The lives of seven friends are irrevocably changed when their old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton reappears with a chance of a lifetime. Infused with deep and soaring blues rhythms, this “rich and exceptionally vivid” (Variety) play pits the determination for a better future against the harsh realities ultimately leading to heartbreaking and inescapable circumstances. Director Tazewell Thompson returns to Arena Stage to direct August Wilson’s Seven Guitars — the fifth play in Wilson’s American Century Cycle and the second half of Arena Stage Giants Festival featuring August Wilson.

Prime Sponsorship for Seven Guitars is generously provided by  and Comcast NBC Universal

 Supporting Sponsorship is generously provided by Judith N. Batty, Patricia and David Fisher and Margot Kelly.

Creative

AUGUST WILSON

Playwright

TAZEWELL THOMPSON

Director

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