PassinArt’s production of “Seven Guitars” by August Wilson is one of ten plays from Wilson’s Century Cycle that explores African American experiences through the decades of the 20th century. The story took place in The Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1948, where friends gathered after the funeral of blues musician Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton. Flashbacks reveal the events leading up to this moment. Performances are from March 30 through April 9 at Portland’s Brunish Theatre, located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland. Tickets are $25.25 to $40.25, available at portland5.com/brunish-theatre/events/seven-guitars.
Photo: Telvin Griffin (Floyd), James Dixon (Canewell) and Jerry Carter (Red Carter)
Photo credit: Owen Corey