May 20, 2020 – June 14, 2020 N/A
It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished — a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary. This will bring Cygnet to a total of six of the ten Century Cycle plays produced.
“Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” – The New York Times
Estimated Run Time: 3 hours with one 15-minute intermission
Advisories: Explicit language
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The Box Office (walk-up and phone) is available from noon until 6pm, or until the last curtain time of the day.