Signature Theatre Company presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
Comments from published critics
‘‘[Brandon J.] Dirden, blunt, brusque, fast-talking, makes Boy Willie's verbal effusions a scrambling nonstop ride, perfectly balanced by [Roslyn] Ruff's steely, slow-burning determination.’’
‘‘The first-rate production has been directed with meticulous care and a fantastically musical ear by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.’’
‘‘22 years after its Broadway debut, this deeply moving work about the lingering scars of slavery on a 1930s Pittsburgh family is getting a sterling revival.’’
‘‘And perhaps best of all is Tony winner Chuck Cooper ('The Life') as Doaker's 'big recording star' brother Wining Boy. His bluesy drunken ode to his recently departed wife, Cleotha, is heartbreaking.’’
‘‘This immensely satisfying show, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, an actor who has become an expert interpreter of Wilson’s work, brings a timely reminder of how consoling, how restorative, how emotionally sustaining great theater can be.’’