1940: Seven Guitars | Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Set in 1948, Seven Guitars tells the story of a blues singer who is just released from prison and is ready to right the past year's wrongs and return to Chicago with a new understanding of what's important in his life. Unfortunately his means of righting wrongs are inherently flawed. Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson.

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CAST

LOUISE.................Brenda Pressley

CANEWELL.............Ruben Santiago-Hudson

RED CARTER...........Stephen McKinley Henderson

VERA....................Aunjanue Ellis

HEDLEY.................Lou Ferguson

FLOYD BARTON.......Jerome Preston Bates

RUBY...................Cassandra Freeman

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Jerome Preston Bates and Ruben Santiago-Hudson going over lines for Seven Guitars backstage.

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On stage, one of the actors' marked up scripts for August Wilson's Seven Guitars.

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Hollis King, set designer for August Wilson's American Century Cycle, and guests take a look at a timeline of milestones in Wilson's life and African-American history.

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The cast of The Greene Space's production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars with Executive Producer Indira Etwaroo.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson reading as Canewell in Seven Guitars, the role for which he won a Tony Award in 1996.

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Jerome Preston Bates as Floyd Barton in August Wilson's Seven Guitars.

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Aunjanue Ellis as Vera in Seven Guitars.

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Brenda Pressley as Louise.

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Brenda Pressley, Lou Ferguson and Cassandra Freeman recording August Wilson's Seven Guitars live in The Greene Space.

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Stephen McKinley Henderson as Red Carter.

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The harmonica playing Canewell, played by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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Lou Ferguson as Hedley.

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Cassandra Freeman

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Aunjanue Ellis as Vera.

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August Wilson's American Century Cycle
August Wilson's American Century Cycle

The artistic directors of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, side-by-side performing in Seven Guitars: Stephen McKinley Henderson and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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Jerome Preston Bates as Floyd Barton.

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A standing ovation for the cast of August Wilson's Seven Guitars.

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