This week: The August Wilson American Century Cycle

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The Hill District of Pittsburgh

James writes: 

There are just two days left to appreciate the American Century Cycle of the playwright August Wilson in its entirety, and in sequence, through a historic recording made two years ago in the Greene Space of WNYC. Available for free streaming through Wednesday, August 26, the superb recordings bring Wilson's Hill District of Pittsburgh to life, decade by decade, through resinous language and interconnected, mythological storytelling. The series features such award-winning works as FencesJoe Turner's Come and Gone, and Gem of the Ocean, all voiced by some of today's finest actors, several of whom, such as Phylicia Rashad and Anthony Chisholm, appeared in the original stage productions.

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