August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

Theatre (solo show, performers of colour)

  • Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room
  • 11:20
  • Aug 19-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Saints & Poets Theater
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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Description

From Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Olivier award-winning playwright August Wilson (Fences, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) comes the UK/European premiere of his autobiographical solo show chronicling his life as a Black artist in Pittsburgh's Hill District. From stories about his first jobs to his first loves and his experiences with racism, Wilson recounts his life from his roots to the completion of The American Century Cycle. Wilson is portrayed by acclaimed Wilsonian actor and long time Penumbra Theatre Company member Lester Purry. Co-conceived with Wilson's artistic associate Todd Kreidler.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Keva St. Fort 7 days ago

Great show. Very informative. Wonderful insight into the fabulous playwright August Wilson. Great acting.

Barbara Oleksiw 11 days ago

This is a beautiful, autobiographical piece by August Wilson, swimmingly carried off by Lester Purry, that keeps you engaged throughout the 90 interesting minutes. Despite some shameful, truthful windows into our American history, this is a portrayal that is tenderly and gracefully achieved by Purry. Well done! I urge you not to miss this elegant embodiment that does high service to a masterful, died-way-too-young, prolific American playwright and poet.

G Cleary 11 days ago

Absolutely brilliant. 5 stars. A bit longer than the usual fringe 50 minute slots, but thats to stay true to the original piece. I hadn't realised that it's written by Wilson himself. Really worth making time to see this


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