Gem of the Theater

Quote of the Day: “I’m trying to take culture and put it onstage, demonstrate it is capable of sustaining you. There is no idea that can’t be contained by life: Asian life, European life, certainly black life. My plays are about love, honor, duty, betrayal – things humans have written about since the beginning of time.” — August WIlson

Sad news to report.

According to Playbill.com, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning master playwright August Wilson has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Doctors have given him three to five months to live. Just as his grand cycle of plays chronicling the African American experience in America comes to a close with Radio Golf.

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