May 20, 2020 – June 14, 2020
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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Purchase tickets over the phone: Box Office 619-337-1525.
The Box Office (walk-up and phone) is available from noon until 6pm, or until the last curtain time of the day.