404 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Performing at The M Ensemble Theatre Company (Nov 1 - Nov 18)
The KING HEDLEY
TheM Ensemble Company opens its’ 2012-2013 Season with August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY at The Light Box at Goldman’s Warehouse in Wynwood’s Arts District, located at 404 N.W. 26th Street, Miami, Florida. The production, directed by John Pryor, runs from November 1 through November 18, 2012. Show times are 8:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 3:00 p.m. Matinees on Sundays.
KING HEDLEYis Wilson’s ninth of his ten-part series, The Pittsburgh Cycle. The play ran on Broadway in 2001 and was revived Off-Broadway in 2007. King Hedley II continues Wilson's cycle of plays that chronicle the lives of African-American families living in Pittsburgh's Hill district. King Hedley (that's his name -- it was his father's, too) is a still-young man who has already seen more than his share of trouble. His beloved girlfriend, Neesi, died not long ago, and his current relationship with wife Tonya seems an imperfect substitute. He also spent seven years in prison for killing a man who cut his face with a knife. Hedley bears the permanent physical scar. Yet he still dreams, and recently he's had a vision in which he rebuilds his life. The play has been described as one of Wilson's darkest as well as revisiting stories of other characters initially presented in Seven Guitars.
The M Ensemble Company has been a local cultural treasure in the Miami-Dade County community for 39 years. The M Ensemble Company is the oldest African American regional theatre company in the State of Florida and the oldest in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council has classified the company as an emerging Major Cultural Institution. The company produces a four play season with plays reflecting the African American experience. The M Ensemble is committed to bringing quality productions with a collaborative partnership with local and national actors, directors, and playwrights for cultural excellence. Florida's oldest established African-American theater company offers musical, contemporary, classical and original plays; theater workshops for children and adults; and special vibrant presentations for Kwanzaa and Black Music Month.