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Seattle Dedicates Street to August Wilson

A stretch of the Seattle street "Republican Street" has now been named and dedicated to the late playwright August Wilson. In a ceremony on Friday, November 7th, 2008 the Seattle Center Fund unveiled a 12 foot high gate to what will now become a pedestrian walk way. The portal to the gate is located on the campus of Seattle Center.

August Wilson is the author of such plays as GEM OF THE OCEAN, FENCES, and RADIO GOLD. He received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. All of his plays focus on the African-American experience in post World War II America and deal with issues such as racial identity, economic standing, and family drama. In 2005, Wilson died of liver cancer shortly after announcing his diagnosis to a Pittsburgh news source. A theater dedicated in his name on Broadway currently hosts the hit Jersey Boys.

 



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THIS BITTER EARTH is a story of troubles: a troubled time, troubles in a relationship, but mostly trouble in seeing outside of one’s own perspective. In our modern world where issues of social justice dominate the headlines, our actions and reactions are as varied as the individuals that make up our melting pot of society. At times it feels like we are all stewing in the pot rather than melting into one people, one community. THIS BITTER EARTH deals with two opposite reactions to the divisiveness of our world and how they struggle to understand each other. The show is full of tough conversations, powerful moments, quiet nudges, and just enough hope to carry us through.What did our critic think of THIS BITTER EARTH at Seattle Public Theater?


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