Seven Guitars by August Wilson

directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray

Previews: March 15 & 16
Runs: March 17 – April 9, 2023

Seven Guitars is the sixth of 10 plays in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a decade-by-decade representation of African Americans’ experiences through the 20th century.

Set in 1948 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Seven Guitars opens just after a funeral. Bandmates, neighbors, and his ex have gathered to mourn a blues musician named Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton. Their shared memories tell a tale of truth, betrayal, racism, resilience, victory, loss,  grief, and joy that spirals back to that same funeral in the end.

The rhythm and flow of Wilson’s plays have been described as Shakespearean – as blues iambic. To experience Seven Guitars is to experience a biblical richness of language and character.

This character-driven play will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Individual and group tickets of seven or more are available.

For more information call PassinArt (503)-235-8079  or email pa*******@ya***.com


Near the Brunish Theater – 1111 SW Broadway  (cross street SW Main St)

  • 1000 Broadway Garage –  651 SW Main St
  • 930 SW Salmon – parking lot
  • 1076 SW 11th Ave – parking  lot
  • 837 SW 11th Ave – garage 
  • 1110 SW Salmon St – lot
  • South Park Garage –  914 SW Taylor St


Near the Brunish Theater

  • Higgins – 1239 SW Broadway – Sophisticated, locally focused NW bistro
  • Southpark Seafood – 901 SW Salmon St – Chic eatery for locally sourced seafood
  • Shigezo – 910 SW Salmon – in the Roosevelt Hotel – Large portions of Japanese pub food
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse – 930 SW 6th Ave

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