Dates: October 10 through November 2, 2014
Performances: Wednesday through Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m., Additional Weekday Matinee: October 15, 2014, 11 a.m.
Tickets: $15 to $60 Box Office: 1-877-725-8849
Venue: Southwest Arts Center, 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.