Tag Archives: Seven Guitars

Superb ‘Seven Guitars’ extends 2 River’s journey with August Wilson

The full company of August Wilson’s "Seven Guitars" at Two River Theater. From left: Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton), Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera), and Brian D. Coats (Hedley).  PHOTO: T Charles Erickson
August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” at Two River Theater features, from left, Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton), Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera), and Brian D. Coats (Hedley). PHOTO: T Charles Erickson

“Seven Guitars,” the 1940s segment of August Wilson’s 20th century Pittsburgh Cycle, is receiving a glorious staging at the Two River Theatre Company in Red Bank (NJ) through Oct. 4.

The company has a knack for hiring good people to mount and perform in its shows and should be applauded for signing  Brandon J. Dirden for his directorial debut. (As an actor we saw him here in 2012’s “Jitney” and  “Topdog/Underdog,” and earlier this year in the world premiere of  Reuben Santiago-Hudson‘s “You’re Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine.” Two River doesn’t always take the safest route to fill seats, which is just one reason why this company is so very interesting.

Continue reading Superb ‘Seven Guitars’ extends 2 River’s journey with August Wilson