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August Wilson's

Seven Guitars

October 17–November 14, 2021

Seven Guitars

By August Wilson

Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

In 1948 Pittsburgh, old friends gather to mourn the death of a young guitarist and his dream of stardom. This heartrending blues opera combines touching elegy, humor, and emotional grit as the characters strike their own notes in a discordant world that threatens their hopes and lives at every turn. Bursting with musical lyricism and courage, Wilson’s Pulitzer-nominated play continues his theatrical saga that richly captures the spirit and heritage of Black Americans in the 20th Century.

Please note that this production will use e-cigarettes.

Proof of full vaccination and masks are required. All audience members 18 and older must show photo ID. Social distancing per request only. If you prefer this option, please reach out to to put in your request PRIOR to the show. No children under 12. If you need an accommodation to any of our policies, please be in touch with us in advance so we can work with you to meet your needs. Learn more about our Covid safety policy.

Running Time: 3 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

I doubt any theatre company in America could do it better.”
- Ticket Holders LA

Turning lyrical into a miracle.”
- Stage and Cinema

An evening of awakening and revelation.”
- Pasadena Now

ANW is doing a stellar job with their safety protocols."
- South Pasadenan

"OUTSTANDING! Unique and highly recommended!
ANW is taking all steps necessary to bring us quality, diverse theatrical productions, music, and exhibits, and also all steps to keep us safe during this period of getting back to indoor entertainment."
- Colorado Boulevard

Affirms once more why Wilson is acclaimed for his kaleidoscopic rendering of the African American chronicle."
- Gia On The Move


Lead Sponsor:
Bill & Priscilla Kennedy
Joe & Denise Lumarda
Dick & Sally Roberts
The California Wellness Foundation

artists + cast

The Artists


† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.
§ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
ANW Resident Artist

Header photo by Daniel Reichert. Pictured: Desean K. Terry.

August Wilson’s Seven Guitars” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Seven Guitars Production Photos