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The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence

March 4- April 6, Terrace Theater

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Biography of August Wilson

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August Wilson’s legacy lives on through his cycle of 10 plays chronicling the African American experience, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. For the first time ever, the Kennedy Center brings them together in this historic celebration.

More than 30 stars of stage and screen join Artistic Director Kenny Leon and 6 other directors for these staged readings complemented with costumes, lighting, and scenery. For the first 4 weeks, they’ll be performed in repertory in order of their decade. In the fifth week, you can see all 10 plays in 8 days.

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Staged Readings

August Wilson's DirectorsTickets $65 per performance. Click on a title below to buy tickets.

Directors include Lou Bellamy, Gordon Davidson, Israel Hicks, Todd Kreidler, Kenny Leon, Derrick Sanders, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Sets by David Gallo, costumes by Reggie Ray, lighting by Allen Lee Hughes, and music supervision by Dwight Andrews.

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