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Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts Presents
students are performing excerpts of plays written by Pulitzer Prize winning
playwright, August Wilson. Under the direction of guest artist Sandi
McCree (HBO's The Wire) SCPA's capstone theatre students perform scenes and
monologues by America's greatest African-American playwright. The works
featured are Mr. Wilson's plays Gem of the Ocean, Two Trains Running, Ma
Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, and the American classic Fences.
The show runs March, 10-12 and 17-19 at 7pm and March 12 & 19 at 2pm in the
SCPA Little Theatre. The run time is one hour and 10 minutes followed by a
15 minute Talk-Back with the audience and actors after each performance.
Tickets are only $4 and are available at the Box Office one hour prior to the
performance. Please visit our website at www.scpa.sandi.netor
for more information contact Amy Blatt at the Box Office at 619-475-8556.
Who was August Wilson? August Wilson is one of America's most respected,
powerful, and contemporary playwrights who collected two Pulitzer Prizes and
several Tony Awards. Wilson unveils the history of the 20th Century
through the souls of African-Americans in his ten play series beginning in the
1900s. Wilson is the only playwright with the success of having ten plays
produced on Broadway and one Off-Broadway.