Most playwrights simply write a play and move on to the next project. Not August Wilson. Instead, he created a ten-play
cycle which features shows that are all connected to one another. One show in The Pittsburgh Cycle is King Hedley II. Audience
responded by snatching up Broadway tickets and
national tour tickets for this amazing show.
Each of the plays in Wilson's series is set in Pittsburgh, but each takes place in a different decade in the city. King
Hedley II is set in the 1980s in the middle of the Reagan era of politics. The title character is an ex-con who is trying
to make a new life for himself despite his circumstances. Be a part of his unforgettable story by getting theater
Like August Wilson's other plays, King Hedley II isn't the type of play that can be taken in passively. This story causes
audiences to think and become involved in the plot. Some of the characters from King Hedley II come from his play set in the
1940s, Seven Guitars. Even decades later, the characters are still dealing with similar daily struggles.