Photo Timeline: August Wilson's Century Cycle
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Greene Space's production of August Wilson's American Century Cycle presents the playwright's works in the order in which they premiered, rather than in chronological order of the decade-by-decade cycle.
The reason? Wilson didn't set out to write a 10-play cycle when he began. He once explained that, after writing several plays he thought to himself, "I've written three plays in three different decades, so why don't I just continue doing that?" By presenting the plays in the order they premiered, explained the series' Artistic Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Associate Directed Stephen McKinley Henderson, audiences can see the evolution of the playwright's thought process.
View our slideshow of Wilson's Century Cycle plays, in the order of their premiere: