August Wilson March 18, 2003

Growing up on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, August Wilson could only imagine how much harder life was for his ancestors than it was for him… Years later, Wilson applied the powerful talent for drama he found within to explore that idea. The result of that exploration is a decade-by-decade rendering of the African American experience in the 20th century in a series of plays that includes Jitney, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and King Hedley II. The University Lectures is proud to present August Wilson. Experience first hand the passion and energy of this remarkable playwright, whose own life’s story is as moving and inspiring as his plays.