The New August Wilson Theatre

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From the event last night. It’s sideways for a little bit, then it rights itself. It’s about 8 minutes long, so if you like, you can fast forward to the end and watch the sign light up – but it’s really lovely if you care to watch the whole thing…

It starts with Charles Dutton speaking about August, and doing a monologue from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, then cuts to Lillias White singing Ma Rainey’s, then there’s a scene from 7 guitars, and then August’s oldest daughter, Sakina recites some beautiful words that August wrote before his death, then we go outside for the “lighting up.”

2 thoughts on “The New August Wilson Theatre

  1. I thought of you all when I saw this in the paper earlier in the week. I didn’t know that much about him prior to his death but have read all I can find with great interest. It is a terrible loss to the world, and I know to you personally. Thinking of you.

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