By August Wilson
Stand up for what’s right and experience the genius of August Wilson. It’s 1969 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. The city plans big for what they call urban renewal but Memphis Lee’s diner stands in the way. He and his customers fight for survival on the precipice of enormous change. Discover what really matters in this slice of life masterpiece that digs deep into the heart of the American Dream.
From the Artistic Director:
August Wilson (Fences, Triad Stage 2016) is hands down one of the greatest writers our country has produced. When I first saw Lloyd Richard’s acclaimed Broadway production of Two Trains Running, I remember being shattered by the power of the funny and harrowing story of the amazing people I had met that evening at Memphis Lee’s diner. This remains my favorite of Wilson’s plays and I know it will shake you to your core. We are thrilled this production is part of UNCG’s year-long event series “The 60s: Exploring the Limits”.
Book Club: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Tuesday, February 19 @ 6:00 pm
Greensboro Library Benjamin Branch
Tuesday, March 12 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A behind-the-scenes conversation with our director and designers.
Sunday, March 17 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show)
Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements.
Thursday, March 21 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show.
Friday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show.
Storytelling Night | Theme: Persistence
Monday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Storytellers and audience members join us for an evening of stories inspired by themes from our MainStage!
Book Club: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm
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