August Wilson http://wrti.org en People’s Light and Theatre Company Presents August Wilson’s Iconic Play Seven Guitars http://wrti.org/post/people-s-light-and-theatre-company-presents-august-wilson-s-iconic-play-seven-guitars <p>When playwright August Wilson died in 2005, <em>The New York Times</em> writer Ben Brantley compared his writing to "the sweep of Shakespearean music," his plays "like grand opera rooted in the blues." Wilson won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes;&nbsp; his magnum opus, now known as the Pittsburgh cycle, includes 10 plays, each set in a different decade of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, chronicling the lives of ordinary African Americans.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:50:15 +0000 Susan Lewis 4439 at http://wrti.org People’s Light and Theatre Company Presents August Wilson’s Iconic Play Seven Guitars Spot Check at PAFA--August Wilson at the Arden--PA Ballet's Messiah--Kimmel Center's Mervon Mehta http://wrti.org/post/spot-check-pafa-august-wilson-arden-pa-ballets-messiah-kimmel-centers-mervon-mehta <p>The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has one of the world's finest collections of American Art. The exhibition Spot Check: Academy Contemporary highlights some of PAFA's most notable recent acquisitions.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes a look at the legacy of playwright August Wilson, who's Pulitzer Prize winning show, The Piano Lesson comes to the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at Pennsylvania Ballet's latest production which is based on the music of Handel's Messiah.</p> <p>And we speak with the Kimmel Center's Mervon Mehta, Vice President of Programming and Education, on what he's programmed for the center's 08-09 season.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2008 18:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1945 at http://wrti.org Spot Check at PAFA--August Wilson at the Arden--PA Ballet's Messiah--Kimmel Center's Mervon Mehta