August Wilson's King Hedley II

August Wilson's King Hedley II

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

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August Wilson's King Hedley II

August Wilson's King Hedley II

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

Overview

Peddling stolen refrigerators in the feeble hope of making enough money to open a video store, King Hedley, a man whose self worth is built on self delusion, is scraping in the dirt of an urban backyard trying to plant seeds where nothing will grow. Getting, spending, killing and dying in a world where getting is hard and killing is commonplace are threads woven into this 1980's installment in the author's renowned cycle of plays about the black experience in America. Drawing on characters established in Seven Guitars, King Hedley II shows the shadows of the past reaching into the present as King seeks retribution for a lie perpetrated by his mother regarding the identity of his father.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored 

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