Play Preview: How I Learned What I Learned @ Southwest Arts Center 10/7-11/2

How I Learned What I Learned

Premiering in Atlanta on Tuesday, October 7th at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, True Colors Theatre Company presents How I Learned What I Learned, August Wilson’s final work. The auto-biographical one-man show is co-written and directed by Wilson’s long time collaborator, Todd Kreidler, and will star Eugene Lee.

How I Learned What I Learned, originally performed by Wilson himself at Seattle Rep. in 2003, is his life told through a monologue that shares a glimpse into where the characters in Wilson’s critically acclaimed Century Cycle came from. Century Cycle is also known as The Pittsburgh Cycle, a tw0-time Pulitzer winning series of ten plays that spans different decades, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the twentieth century.

August Wilson, who sadly passed away in October of 2005, was an American playwright whose body of work includes many award-winning plays. Some of Wilson’s best known plays are Fences, which won a Pulitzer and a Tony Award, and The Piano Lesson, also a Pulitzer winner.

How I Learned What I Learned  exposes the life and upbringing of Wilson through his anecdotal stories that wander down the streets of Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The play shows how his neighborhood and the politics, history and personalities infused throughout this neighborhood influenced his world view long before the pen met the paper.

Part history, part art, and all storytelling, this one man show is not to be missed.

Tickets are $20 for all ages. For purchases of 10 or more tickets, please contact the group sales department at 404-532-1901. Doors open at 7pm.


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