HUMANITAS Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson Celebrates August Wilson Documentary

The August Wilson Center, Downtown, was buzzing with anticipation Thursday night as guests such as Will Entrekin (with wife Hannah) eagerly awaited the premiere of WQED and PBS’s “American Masters: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand.” “The breadth of his work is astounding,” said Mr. Entrekin. Added the Cultural Trust’s Janis Burley Wilson: “It is wonderful to be in this building celebrating August’s legacy.” Often touted as America’s Shakespeare, the late Mr. Wilson created the cycle of 10 plays (known as the Pittsburgh cycle) that chronicled the lives of African-Americans living in the Hill District (with the exception of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” set in Chicago) throughout each decade of the 20th century.

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