August Wilson’s King Hedley II

August Wilson's King Hedley II

November 28–December  1, 2023

The Los Angeles Theatre Center/Latino Theatre Center


The 1980s installment of August Wilson’s acclaimed American Century Cycle, King Hedley II follows the title character as he rediscovers relationships with his mother, his wife and his community after a long absence. Drawing on characters established in Wilson’s Seven Guitars, this masterwork shows the shadows of the past reaching into the present as King Hedley II seeks retribution for a lie that his mother has perpetrated about his father’s identity.

Performance Dates & Times

Tuesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. Black Out Night Performance
Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.

The Black Out Night performance is a purposeful creation of an environment in which an audience, self-identifying as Black, can come together and experience a performance in community. Non-Black-identifying patrons have the option to attend or to select a different performance.


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Content Warning

Please be advised that this production contains themes of racial identity and class, as well as descriptions of systemic racist and class oppression. Additionally, it contains discussion of abortion, adult language and the depiction of violence.


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Additional Information

By August Wilson
Directed by Michele Shay

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