Staged Reading: August Wilson’s King Hedley II
December 2, 2013 at
Boston Playwright’s Theatre. 949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02125
From August 2013 through December, the Department of Performing Arts and the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston are presenting The Emancipated Century, a staged reading series of August Wilson’s ten-play cycle exploring the history of African Americans in the twentieth century. The cycle’s vast dramatic canvas is pertinent in the year marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and resonates deeply today given the nation’s divided reactions to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 roll-back.
Other Events Sponsored by the Mass Humanities:
Staged Reading: August Wilson’s Radio Golf on December 16, 2013
iCarnaval! An NEH on the Road Exhibition starting January 28, 2014