Its 1980’s inner city Pittsburgh, King Hedley II is an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully a new life. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, his 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. In Wilson’s darkest and most symbolic play, King Hedley II is the eighth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a haunting and challenging tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.
Matthew composed the musical score for King Hedley II. The play was directed by Jamil Jude and stars an incredible cast. This is the second production Matthew has done with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre. For more information please visit http://www.truecolortheatres.org