Theatreworks
Seven Guitars

Seven Guitars

by August Wilson; directed by Clinton Turner Davis

September 12–29, 2013

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

In a Pittsburgh tenement a charismatic and volatile blues singer fights for his dignity in a backyard full of song, dance, mystery, vegetables, gorgeous poetry, comedy and one doomed rooster.

Murray says: “August Wilson wrote ten plays (one for each decade) chronicling the lives of Black Americans in the 20th century—and we have produced three of them. It’s the greatest American dramatic achievement of the last century. Seven Guitars is my favorite; it is so rich in language, song, and character; it’s hilarious, sexy, sad and deeply affirmative. Daily struggle and magic ritual come together and transform a dusty patch into radiant life.”

Read more about Seven Guitars HERE.

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

** Member of the United Scenic Artists

*** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Cast

  • Donald PaulCanewell
  • Robb DouglasRed Carter
  • Nambi E. Kelley*Vera Dotson
  • Lynne HastingsLouise
  • Michael Broughton*Hedley
  • Calvin Thompson*Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton
  • Melissa TaylorRuby

Artistic Team

  • Clinton Turner Davis***Director
  • Tim Muldrew*Stage Manager
  • Jonathan WentzSet Design
  • Ashley GambaCostume Design
  • Matthew Adelson**Lighting Design
  • Elise JenkinsAssistant Stage Manager
  • Lara MaerzProps Master
  • Joe DischerMusic Director