March 7 – April 2, 2023
Directed by Ron OJ Parson
A co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
American Century Cycle
What would you do for a chance to live out your dream? In 1940s Pittsburgh, struggling singer Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton’s shot at stardom comes when a major recording studio offers an unexpected opportunity of a lifetime. Armed with newfound hope and a second chance, Floyd and his friends discover that dreams are heartbreakingly fragile when confronted by a world set against them. This riveting play, Milwaukee Rep’s eighth production in August Wilson’s iconic 10-play American Century Cycle, explores faith, artistry, humor, oppression and love set to the fiery rhythms and intense lyricism of American blues music.
“Rich with exceptionally vivid characters.”
Croen Foundation • Beverly & Tony Petullo • David & Cheryl Walker