"King Hedley II" - by August Wilson - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

Actors' Shakespeare Project

Presents August Wilson's 


Written by August Wilson

Directed by Summer L. Williams


March 8, 2024 through March 31, 2024 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Modern Theatre, Suffolk University, 525 Washington St, Boston, MA. 02111  

Tickets for all performances are $59.50, with an allotment of $20 tickets released for the week’s performances on the Monday of that week, subject to availability. 

Student tickets are $25, available for any patron ages 25 and under. 

Memberships are available starting at $210. For more information, visit www.ActorsShakespeareProject.org 


Phone # 617-241-2200



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Following the success of its 2023 production of "Seven Guitars," Actors’ Shakespeare Project returns to August Wilson’s American Century Cycle for "KING HEDLEY II" 

Directed by Summer L. Williams, this Tony-nominated and Pulitzer finalist play will be produced in partnership with Hibernian Hall.

Fresh off of a seven-year stint in prison, "KING HEDLEY II" (named after his father, who was played by Johnnie Mack in ASP’s "Seven Guitars") dreams of going straight. 

He’s going to open his own video store — even if he has to steal every refrigerator in Pittsburgh to make it happen. 

Returning home to the Hill District in 1985, King finds that his community is beset by violence, con men, and redlining. 

As King fights to keep his family afloat, the harsh realities of Reagan’s America threaten to drag him under. 

Hailed by Variety in 1999 as “maybe the most passionate work that August Wilson has penned to date,” "KING HEDLEY II" dives into family tensions and the Black experience in America with Wilson’s signature poeticism and power.

Approximately Two hours, 50 minutes with one intermission. 


ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, founded in 2004, is an award­-winning professional theater company with a Resident Acting Company and extensive education, youth, and community programs. ASP performs and works in found spaces, schools, theaters and neighborhoods to present and explore the robust language, resonant stories, and deeply human characters in Shakespeare’s plays and in works by other great playwrights. Our work is ensemble-­based and focused on intimacy, storytelling, language, relationships, voice, risk and artistry within and throughout the Boston area. 


ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now. 


442 Bunker Hill Street

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone # 617-241-2200