November 30, 2000 – January 6, 2001 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 3 hours

The new Goodman Theatre proudly opened its inaugural season with King Hedley II, by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson. The eighth play in Wilson’s chronicle of the twentieth-century African American experience, King Hedley II paints a vivid, almost operatic portrait of a neighborhood struggling to come to terms with the hearsh realities of life in the mid-1980s. Variety says, “August Wilson’s unflinching new play may be the most passionate work that this astonishing American author has penned to date.”

 

 
Artists

By AUGUST WILSON, Directed by MARION MCCLINTON

Cast

RICHARD BROOKS - King Hedley II
CHARLES BROWN - Elmore
YVETTE GANIER - Tonya
LOU MYERS - Stool Pigeon
MONTÉ RUSSELL - Mister
LESLIE UGGAMS - Ruby

Creative Team and Crew

DAVID GALLO - Scenic Design
TONI-LESLIE JAMES - Costume Design
DONALD HOLDER - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN - Sound Design
DIANNE MCINTYRE - Waltz Choreography
J. ALLEN SUDDETH - Fight Director
DIANE DIVITA - Production Stage Manager
CYNTHIA KOCHER - Stage Manager
BENJAMIN MORDECAI - Consulting Producer