Thursday, September 13, 2007

August in September: Memphis Pays Tribute to Playwright Wilson

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Later this month, a performance by Tony Award-winning actor Charles Dutton will kick off a five-day celebration in honor of the venerated playwright August Wilson.

The August Wilson Celebration begins September 19th. For three days, Wilson admirers will be able to attend lectures, readings and discussions, even a bus tour to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The event is presented by the Mike Curb Institute at Rhodes College with additional support from the University of Memphis and the Hattiloo Theatre. The celebration will come to a close with a party hosted by the Zora Lounge (next door to the Hattiloo Theatre on Marshall) Saturday night, September 22nd.

Tickets are free for Dutton's performance in the McCallum Ballroom in the Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes and are available now. The Clarksdale bus tour is $40 and by reservation only.

For more, check out Chris Davis' article in this week's Flyer.

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