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King Hedley II

  • Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Road Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30331 United States (map)

KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson, playing at True Colors Theatre

It’s 1985 in the backyard of an urban Pittsburg neighborhood staunch with decay. King Hedley II is an ex-con desperately trying to make a new life for himself selling stolen refrigerators. Scraping at the dirt, King spends a lot of time trying to plant seeds where nothing can grow.  This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life as his dreams are doomed to a violent end. In Wilson’s darkest and most symbolic play, King Hedley II is the eighth play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a haunting and challenging tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

Earlier Event: August 31
Later Event: September 18
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