Mar 7 – Apr 19, 2015
2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-nominated masterpiece, praised by Variety as "perfection…[a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers."
The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn’t quite reached all of the city’s residents, some of whom gather daily at Memphis’ diner to gossip about the neighborhood, dream about their futures and confront the brutal realities of the present. Now Memphis must decide if he should allow the government to take over his building or sell the property to a ruthless businessman. In one of his most affecting plays, legendary writer August Wilson explores a time of extraordinary change—and the ordinary people who get left behind.