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Tri-Cities High School's Award Winning Drama Program Opens August Wilson’s 'Seven Guitars'

Seven Guitars runs from November 15th - November 18th.

Submitted by Tri-Cities High School

As a follow-up to their award winning production of The Color Purple, Tri-Cities High School Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Drama Program will mount August Wilson’s critically acclaimed work Seven Guitars. Seven Guitars will run November 15 through November 18, 2012 in the Viola Turner Theater located at 2575 Harris Street in East Point, Georgia.

Show times are at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturday November 17th. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizen, $8 for students and groups of 10 or more adults. Tickets can be purchased by going to brownpapertickets.com keywords Seven Guitars or in the TCHS VPA Magnet Office by calling (404) 669-8200 ext. 150. Open seating.

This tragic comedy follows the short-lived comeback of bluesman Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton. Released from a workhouse to find he has a hit record, he becomes the pivotal figure that the lives of six others come to briefly revolve around in the impoverished Hill District during the summer of 1948.

Seven Guitars is Wilson’s 1940s entry into his remarkable Pittsburgh Cycle (also known as his Century Cycle), a decade-by-decade exploration of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Seven Guitars was awarded Best Play in 1996 by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Drama Desk Award for Best Play and Tony Award for Best Play.

The subject matter may not suitable for children 12 and under, parental discretion is advised. Children under the age of 6, including lap children and infants are strictly prohibited. For more information call (404) 669-8200 x 182 or go to https://con392.wix.com/tchsdrama.

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