This Old Pittsburgh House: Where a Voice Was Born

photos by Mark houser  

In August Wilson’s cycle of 10 plays, all but one are set in the Hill District, where the celebrated Pittsburgh playwright was born and raised. Now through June 3, audiences can see Wilson’s “King Hedley II” performed in the neighborhood where it takes place, on a stage outside the author’s childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave.The property serving as the backdrop for this production consists of two connected brick buildings: a narrow, two-story house...

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