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Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joe Turner's Come and Gone deals with a time in American history when the sons and daughters of recently freed slaves journeyed to the booming industrial cities of the North in search of prosperity, a new way of life, and, essentially, their own identities.

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Set in Chicago in 1927, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.

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The Piano Lesson

A powerful expltoration of the legacy of slavery in America as a brother and sister in 1930s Pittsburgh argue over whether to sell the family piano, an instrument tainted by the wages of slavery.

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Seven Guitars

Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, Seven Guitars is a play about the search for self-fulfillment and acceptance in a hostile world.

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Fences

The story of Troy Maxson, once a baseball star in the Negro Leagues, now fighting for the right to be first black man to drive a garbage truck in 1950s Pittsburgh.

Published in volume The Century Cycle (boxed set)

    Two Trains Running

    A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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    Jitney

    Set in a run-down firm of mini-cab drivers in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1977, Jitney is part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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    King Hedley II

    The story of an ex-con in post-Reagan Pittsburgh, 1985, trying to rebuild his life. Foreword by Marion McClinton.

    Radio Golf

    A real-estate developer sets about trying to redevelop the 'blighted' Hill District of Pittsburgh in the final part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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    The Century Cycle (boxed set)

    All ten plays in August Wilson's epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century, published in a boxed set of hardbacks, with a series introduction by John Lahr.

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    Bad Boy Nietzsche! and other plays

    This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, Maria del Bosco, Panic! (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!

    Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

    Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

    The Light in the Piazza

    The book and lyrics of the hit Broadway musical based on Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella.

    Dirty Story and other plays

    Three plays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Doubt.

    Defiance

    A timely play tackling issues of race and authority within the US Marine Corps - part of a trilogy of plays, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt, that explore issues of power and morality within a hallowed American institution.

    Spring Awakening (musical)

    The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

    Spider Speculations

    A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling

    An investigation into how stories work in our bodies and our lives, from the author of Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet.

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    Beauty of the Father

    A play infused by the spirit and language of Lorca, about what we will sacrifice in the name of love.