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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 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 Comcast NBC UniversalPaul M. Angell Family FoundationJudith N. BattyPatricia and David Fisher and Margot Kelly.

The August Wilson Festival is generously sponsored by AARP.

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Cast

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

Canewell

Creative

AUGUST WILSON

Playwright

TAZEWELL THOMPSON

Director

DONALD EASTMAN

Set Designer

HARRY NADAL

Costume Designer

ROBERT WIERZEL

Lighting Designer

FABIAN OBISPO

Sound Designer

ANNE NESMITH

Wig Designer

CHRISTI B. SPANN

Stage Manager

MARNE ANDERSON

Assistant Stage Manager

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Photo of Joy Jones and Michael Zachary Tunstill by Tony Powell.

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