Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of August Wilson’s Final Work


True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce the Atlanta Premiere of August Wilson’s final work, his auto-biographical one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned starring Eugene Lee. Co-conceived and directed by Wilson’s longtime collaborator, Todd Kreidler, How I Learned What I Learned will run from October 7 – November 2, 2014 at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331.

The auto-biographical reenactment of Wilson’s life will be told in a one man show starring Eugene Lee (The Women of Brewster Place). How I Learned What I Learned, originally performed by the playwright himself at Seattle Rep in 2003, is Wilson’s life through a monologue that shares a glimpse into where the characters in Wilson’s critically acclaimed Century Cycle came from, as his stories wander down the streets of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the setting for nine of the ten plays in the cycle. The life and upbringing of the two time Pulitzer Prize winner is exposed though his antidotal stories and we see how his neighborhood and the politics, history, and personalities infused throughout this neighborhood influenced his world view long before the pen met the paper . Part history, part art, and all storytelling, this one man show is not to be missed

Tickets and information can be found at

Preview Performances: Tues, October 7, 2014 @ 8 PM, Wed, October 8, 2014 @ 8 PM, Thurs, October 9, 2014 @ 8 PM

Opening Night: Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 8 PM

Closing Performance: Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 2:30 PM

Performances are Oct 10 – Nov 2, 2014 on Wednesday – Saturday @ 8 and Saturday – Sunday @ 2:30

Additional Weekday Matinee: October 15, 2014 @ 11 AM

Venue: Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

TICKETS: $15 -$60

Tickets are available by contacting Ticket Alternative @ 1.877.725.8849 or or through the True Colors website @

Group Sales for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting True Colors’ Group Sales department at 404.532.1901.