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August Wilson’s “King Hedley II” gets staged reading at Broadway Center

Over the last year or so a handful of excellent local actors, organized by the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance, the Broadway Center and the Washington State History Museum, have been putting on staged readings of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle. This Sunday we’re up to “King Hedley II” – the dark tale of an ex-con who sells stolen refrigerators so he can start his own video store.

Set in the 1980s, “King Hedley II” is the second-last play in the cycle written over the last few decades by the award-winning African American playwright. Set one per decade from 1900 to 2000, the

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