The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Most people think of August Wilson as the country's leading African-American playwright, but you could also make a case that he is Pittsburgh's foremost author as well. Every one of Wilson's cycle of plays (except for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), which examine black life during each decade of the 20th century, has been set in Pittsburgh, Wilson's home town, and each of them provides a vivid snapshot of that city at different points in its history. Jitney, the latest Wilson work to hit New York

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