Arts & Events

Around & About--Theater: Lower Bottom Playaz Perform August Wilson's 'King Hedley II'

Ken Bullock
Friday August 28, 2015 - 03:37:00 PM

The Lower Bottom Playaz, out of West Oakland, have moved Uptown to the Flight Deck to perform the next-to-last play of August Wilson's series that covers a century of black life and society in the Hill district of Pittsburg, 'King Hedley II.' With the completion of the series in a few months, when LBP puts on 'Radio Golf,' they'll be the first ever to have performed the series in its chronological order, as envisioned by the late playwright. And the troupe brings an unusual sense of authenticity to the project--real community theater. Directed by founder Ayodele Nzinga. 

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p. m., with 2 p. m. matinees on Saturday and Sundays through September 6. The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland. $20-$50. 332-1319