Outside of Shakespeare, can anyone write a more ferocious, more lyrical, more heartrending monologue than August Wilson? Some of the finest Wilson ever wrote are featured in King Hedley II
, the ninth play of his famous 10-play "Pittsburgh Cycle." One of the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner's darkest works, King Hedley II
captures the hope and despair of America's decaying urban centers in the '80s. Exhausted by the cycle of poverty and violence, ex-con King Hendley is determined to make a new beginning, even as his old habits prove hard to break. Set in the very neighborhood in which Wilson was raised, this Tony-nominated play explores how hope endures even as despair compounds itself generation after generation. Daniel Bryant directs for the Congo Square Theater.
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