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August Wilson’s Fences ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan Wright October 3, 2019

Hard on the heels of Arena Stage’s ongoing production of Jitney comes Fences, another August Wilson drama and the sixth play in Wilson’s ten-part series the American Century Cycle that chronicles 100 years of the African American experience. (Jitney, Wilson’s first play in the series, was reviewed here earlier this […]

Jitney ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright September 22, 2019

As the play opens, Turnbo pulls out a set of checkers from a purple felt Crown Royal whiskey sack and the mood is set. It’s a 1977 snapshot of Pittsburgh’s Hill district in the office of a rundown gypsy cab station. August Wilson’s period play focuses on eight African […]

King Hedley II – At Arena Stage

Jordan Wright February 14, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L to R) Jessica Frances Dukes as Tonya and Bowman Wright as King in King Hedley II – Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Hangin’ in the hood in the 1980’s wasn’t so very different than it is today. In playwright August Wilson’s […]