What a pleasure it was to spend a Sunday afternoon watching a great screenplay by such beautiful black actors. This was UrbanEventsAZ’s first time visiting the Black Theatre Troupe and it was a blessing to attend. The Black Troupe Theatre is a wonderful place in the valley that offers African American plays for all racial demographics in the Phoenix Metro areas. The audience was classy, elegant and diverse.
Everyone was well in tune with every word from start to finish. I only wish I had visited the Black Theatre Troupe years ago. I will definitely return to this great venue and watch other plays by the Black Troupe Theatre.
With the performance of Seven Guitars The Black Theatre Troupe becomes one of the few companies in the country to have produced the complete ten play cycle of August Wilson’s decade by decade exploration of the black experience in America. Seven Guitars, the 5th in the cycle, is set in 1948 as friends gather to mourn for Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton a blues guitarist and singer, who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. August Wilson’s epic vision power and poetic sense lifts their stories to strange and compelling heights ending in a stunning conclusion.