"King Hedley II"

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s King Hedley II now through March 11 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

Set in the 1980s inner city Pittsburgh, ex-con King Hedley II peddles stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully, a new life. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, family and a world that’s against him, King spends his time trying to plant seeds in a garden where nothing can grow. This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life and his dreams seemingly doomed to a violent end. 

Just in case you missed it, here is a post from last weekend's edition of “UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.

It featured Jenn McEwen, Managing Director for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. In our two-part segment, McEwen discussed the company's 15th Anniversary Season which will include the Regional Premiere of the Tupac Shakur inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" as well as August Wilson's "King Hedley II" and Colman Domingo's "DOT. " We also talked about the August Wilson Monologue Competition.