Guitars' At Center Stage


April 24, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Center Stage concludes one of its most successful seasons with "Seven Guitars" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson.

"Seven Guitars" is the tale of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, whose unexpected hit blues song promises to take him from the streets of post-World War II Pittsburgh to success in Chicago. Although he's fresh out of jail and penniless, he discovers that home and history are just as appealing as potential fame and fortune.

With "Seven Guitars," Center Stage will have presented nearly all of Wilson's major works. The play is directed by Marion Isaac McClinton, an associate artist at Center Stage who also directed Wilson's "Two Trains Running."

"Seven Guitars" is a first-time collaboration between Center Stage and the Pittsburgh Public Theater, where the show will run from June 5 through July 20.

Four preview performances are scheduled tomorrow through Tuesday. The play opens officially Wednesday and runs through June 1 in the Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Hours are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Varied matinee performances are also offered.

Tickets range from $10 through $38. Call 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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