1980: King Hedley II | Directed by Michele Shay

One of Wilson's darkest plays, King Hedley II tells the story of an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store. The play is set in 1980s Pittsburgh. Directed by Michele Shay.

CAST

KING HEDLEY II..........Russell Hornsby

RUBY........................Leslie Uggams

MISTER.....................Kevin Carroll

ELMORE....................Stephen McKinley Henderson

TONYA......................Marsha Stephanie Blake

STOOL PIGEON..........Arthur French

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The cast of The Greene Space's production of August Wilson's King Hedley II. Back row: Russell Hornsby, Kevin Carroll, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Arthur French. Front row: Leslie Uggams, Marsha Stephanie Blake, director Michele Shay and executive producer Indira Etwaroo. 

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Kevin Carroll, backstage in The Greene Space before performing as Mister in August Wilson's King Hedley II

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Russell Hornsby backstage before reading the title role in August Wilson's King Hedley II

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Director Michele Shay with actor Arthur French in the green room. 

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Audio technician Milton Ruiz adjusting mics before the show. 

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The cast, ready for the show. 

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Kevin Carroll as Mister

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Russell Hornsby in August Wilson's 'King Hedley II'
Russell Hornsby in August Wilson's 'King Hedley II'

Russell Hornsby as King Hedley II

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Leslie Uggams as Ruby in August Wilson's King Hedley II.

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Kevin Carroll, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Russell Hornsby

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Marsha Stephanie Blake as Tonya

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Arthur French reading as Stool Pigeon

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Stephen McKinley Henderson performing as Elmore in August Wilson's King Hedley II

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Marsha Stephanie Blake

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Russell Hornsby

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Audio engineer Bill Moss and Arthur Yorinks, audio theater producer for the August Wilson recording series.

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August Wilson series artistic directo Ruben Santiago-Hudson in the audience.

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Paying tribute to an American master. 

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