Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August Wilson-palooza

I'm looking forward to the day someone mounts a festival with a troupe of performers tackling the entire August Wilson cycle of plays documenting the 20th century. That hasn't happened yet, but the new theater season offers a lot of his work. The Signautre Theatre Company devotes their entire year to Wilson, beginning with "The Piano Lesson." Meanwhile, in LA Laurence Fishburne and Angela Basssett are reviving "Fences," which will hopefully come to Broadway. Wilson's final play "Radio Golf" WILL come to Broadway in the spring. And Charles Dutton has a terrific one-man show that pulls highlights from Wilson's best work alongside Dutton's memories of the man. It's reportedly riveting as well and Broadway bound.

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