A Walk in August | RESCHEDULED
RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 5-12
UPDATE (10/17/22) Due to unforeseen circumstances, “A Walk in August,” originally scheduled at the Carolina Theatre of Durham for Monday, October 17 was rescheduled for February 6, 2023.
Performance Length: 90 Minutes
“A Walk in August” is a journey of self-reflection and friendship between Broadway actor, director, and educator James A. Williams and Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright August Wilson. Williams explores his life experiences mirrored with the many roles he has portrayed in Wilson’s plays. Wilson is best known for his series of ten plays, collectively called the “Pittsburgh Cycle,” which chronicles the experiences and heritage of the African American community in the 20th century. Wilson is also known for “Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” both of which have been adapted to film. Wilson is considered by many as “theater’s poet of Black America.”
Curriculum Connections: Theater Arts, Communication, Aesthetics, Contextual Relevancy, Culture, Language Arts