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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from Derek A.
505 events 33 reviews

very good production of this landmark play.

reviewed Oct 22 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sue
24 events 6 reviews

The first half was a little slow. But, the second half tied it all together and was very good. The actors were excellent. Great writing and dialog.

reviewed Oct 25 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Van Buskirk
2 events 2 reviews

I have seen all of the August Wilson cycle, some on B'way, others in Bay Area productions. Although this is a wonderful production with terrific performances, I felt the plan a little thin. Still I think Wilson's achievement is magnificent and...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2008 report as inappropriate
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Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s inspired final play is a powerful elegy for a lost time, a hustling comedy-drama set in a neglected Pittsburgh neighborhood at the twilight of the 20th century, 1997. There, a charismatic African American politician is running for mayor, caught between the fresh-faced spirit of the future and the soulful voices of the past. Must he give up his song to fulfill his dreams? His hopes to protect his heritage? Aldo Billingslea (The Elephant Man_) and Anthony J. Haney (_Fences) star in the drama of a lifetime.

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