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August Wilson’s King Hedley

Start
January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
End
January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Cost
$35.00

King Hedley II is written by famed playwright August Wilson whose Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fences, was recently adapted into a film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

Upon returning home to Pittsburgh after a stint in prison, King Hedley ll strives to gain economic freedom for his family. Set in 1985, during the height of Reaganomics, the beginning of the crack epidemic, and increasing violence in the black community, King Hedley explores themes of systemic racism, gender roles, love and sacrifice.

CAST: Jon Chaffin, Ciera Payton, Esau Pritchett, Abdul Salaam El Razzac, Darryl Alan Reed (Male Understudy), Montae Russell and Ella Joyce

PRODUCER: Sophina Brown

DIRECTOR: Michele Shay

DATES/TIMES:
Previews: Thursday, January 19, 2017 and Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Opens: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Final Performance: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Regular Performance Times: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m; Saturdays at 2:00 p.m and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Special Student Performance: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Exceptions: No Monday and Tuesday performances, no Wednesday performances on January 25, 2017 or February 8, 2017, no Sunday performance on February 5, 2017.

Location

Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
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Website:
https://augustwilsonkinghedleyii.eventbrite.com

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