Cultural Camaraderie

Seven Guitars at M Ensemble, One of August Wilson’s Great Anthology Dramas

FANS enjoyed a terrific, FAN-funded production of Seven Guitars by August Wilson on Saturday, June 16 at the Sandrell Rivers Black Box Theater at the Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village.

Seven Guitars is a 1995 play by the great American playwright August Wilson, focusing on seven African-American characters in the year 1948. Seven Guitars represents the 1940s entry in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a decade-by-decade anthology of African-American life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the twentieth century.

The play begins and ends after the funeral of one of the main characters, showing events leading to the funeral in flashbacks. Wilson would revisit the stories of some of these characters in King Hedley II, set in the 1980s.

M Ensemble is a winner of the 2018 prestigious Carbonell Awards for their production of “Kings of Harlem.”

Dinner before the show was at Soyka.

This successful Cultural Camaraderie event was hosted by Esther Sandrew and Joanne Levite.

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