Watch Live: August Wilson's
King Hedley II

Saturday, September 21, 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 Michele Shay. Scroll down for full cast list.

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.

King Hedley II has been described as one of Wilson's darkest plays. Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of an ex-convict in Pittsburgh trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store.

CAST LIST:

KING HEDLEY II..........Russell Hornsby

RUBY........................Leslie Uggams

MISTER.....................Kevin Carroll

ELMORE....................Stephen McKinley Henderson

TONYA......................Marsha Stephanie Blake

STOOL PIGEON..........Arthur French

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