August Wilson Celebration


Wednesday September 19
8PM - Goodnight Mr. Wilson one-man performance by Charles S. Dutton, at Rhodes College McCoy Theatre. Reception following.

Thursday September 20
6PM -
Keynote address by Dr. Sandra Shannon from Howard University, at the University of Memphis’ Rose Theatre, entertainment lobby

Friday September 21
7PM Joe Turner’s Come and Gone staged reading and discussion at Art Village Gallery, 412 South Main. Reception following.

Saturday September 22
10AM – Continental Breakfast and discussion of Romare Bearden at McCoy Theatre, Dr. David McCarthy, facilitator

11AM – Lecture: “August Wilson’s Women,” Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr (University of Memphis), at McCoy Theatre

12PM – Lecture: Dr. Yolanda Williams Page (University of Arkansas), at McCoy Theatre

1PM – Lunch provided at McCoy Theatre

2PM – Lecture: Joyce Cobb, at McCoy Theatre

6PM – For dinner, we suggest Quetzal at 668 Union Ave, across the street from Hattiloo.

8PMThe August Wilson Song Book, performed at Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall (901-525-0009)

9:30PM – Finale Party with Joyce Cobb and the Orange Mound Jazz Messengers at Zoras, adjacent to Hattiloo Theatre.

For more information, call 901-843-3834 or write

The August Wilson Celebration is sponsored by The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College, with additional support from Hattiloo Theatre and the University of Memphis.