August Wilson House

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August Wilson

The Pulitzer and Tony Award winning writer August Wilson based many of his plays in the Hill District, the predominantly black neighborhood in Pittsburgh where he grew up. Recently, one of the plays, “Seven Guitars,” was performed in the backyard of Wilson’s childhood home. Producer Erika Beras visits the neighborhood and reveals the ways August Wilson’s legacy has — and has not —  been preserved.  

The August Wilson House at 1727 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh

Music Playlist

  1. Pittsburgh Blues

    Artist: Archie Edwards
    Album: The Toronto Sessions
    Label: NorthernBlues Music
  2. Night Train

    Artist: Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery
    Album: The Dynamic Duo
    Label: Verve Records
  3. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

    Artist: Muddy Waters
    Album: Muddy Waters Fifty Favourites
    Label: Roslin Records
  4. Virgo

    Artist: Mary Lou Williams
    Album: The Very Best Of
    Label: Master Classics Records
  5. Serenade to a Cuckoo

    Artist: Rahsaan Roland Kirk