Watch Live: August Wilson's
Seven Guitars

Friday, September 13, 2013

7:00 PM

August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century.

Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle

Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson.  Scroll down for full cast list.

Watch Live! The show is sold out, but you can still join us by watching the live stream below. Follow #WilsonCycle on Twitter.

The live video webcast of this reading is not available for on-demand viewing. Select plays will air on WNYC and public radio stations across the country in spring of 2015, and audio will be available for on-demand streaming here on our website.

 

Seven Guitars is set in 1948. A Blues singer just released from prison is asked to sign a record deal after a song he recorded months before becomes an unexpected hit. He is ready to right the past year's wrongs and return to Chicago with a new understanding of what's important in his life. Unfortunately his means of righting wrongs are inherently flawed.

CAST LIST:

LOUISE.................Brenda Pressley

CANEWELL.............Ruben Santiago-Hudson

RED CARTER...........Stephen McKinley Henderson

VERA....................Aunjanue Ellis

HEDLEY.................Lou Ferguson

FLOYD BARTON.......Jerome Preston Bates

RUBY...................Cassandra Freeman

 

Thanks to our philanthropic partners The Ford Foundation whose mission is to support visionary leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change worldwide and The Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Special permission for this project is provided by the Estate of August Wilson. For more information, please visit www.samuelfrench.com

Contributors:

Ruben Santiago-Hudson