Black Theatre Troupe Performs August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Later this Month

Black Theatre Troupe Performs August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Later this Month

With the performance of Seven Guitars The Black Theatre Troupe becomes one of the few companies in the country to have produced the complete ten play cycle of August Wilson's decade by decade exploration of the black experience in America.


Seven Guitars, the 5th in the cycle, is set in 1948 as friends gather to mourn for Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton a blues guitarist and singer, who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. August Wilson's epic vision power and poetic sense lifts their stories to strange and compelling heights ending in a stunning conclusion.

Performances of Seven Guitars are October 27 - November 12, at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm and a special 2 pm matinee on Thursday November 2nd.


Tickets are $38 and available at www.blacktheatretroupe.org or by calling 602-258-8129.


Seven Guitars features Ríco Burton as Louise Canewell, Calvin J. Worthen as Canewell, Rapheal Hamilton as Red Carter, Alexis Green as Vera, and Mike Traylor as Hedley. Cornelius Williams and Dzifa Kwawu round out the cast as Floyd and Ruby. Seven Guitars is directed by David Hemphill.


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