DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: 3hrs with one intermission
Recommended Age: 12 and Up

A CLASSIC FROM AN AMERICAN MASTER PLAYWRIGHT

It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Civil Rights movement may just be an impractical dream.

Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary, in the play The New York Times declared as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.”

ARTISTS


August Wilson
Playwright


Timothy Douglas
Director


Chiké Johnson*
Cast

 

Frank Honts
Casting Director

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with a cast member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.
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TUE
APR 23
6:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

THU
APR 25

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

SUN
APR 28
5-7PM

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – Power & Money & Property & Development
Quadracci Powerhouse
Wrestle with the role of real estate and investment in the past, present, and future of Milwaukee while hearing from local entrepreneurs and property developers. Learn more

 

THUR
MAY 2
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

THU
MAY 2

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

SUN
MAY 5
2PM

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
MAY 5
5-7PM

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – Power & Money & Redlining
Quadracci Powerhouse
Explore the history of redlining in Milwaukee during a discussion featuring local historians, activists, and residents. Learn more

 

THU
MAY 9

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 
 

April 16 – May 12, 2019
Quadracci Powerhouse
by August Wilson 
Directed by Timothy Douglas

Executive Producers
Jackie Herd-Barber & Michael Barber

 

Associate Producers
Amy & Fred Croen

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