Actor Eugene Lee stars as August Wilson in the autobiographical "How I Learned What I Learned" at Round House Theatre. (Grace Toulotte) BETHESDA, Md. — The late August Wilson is for his “Pittsburgh Cycle” of 10 , each exploring a different decade of the African-American experience. But did you know that after this iconic series, he devised a one-man about his own personal life? The autobiographical “How I Learned What I Learned” hits Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, now through July 2, following Wilson’s life as a struggling young writer in the Hill of Pittsburgh. “I co-conceived this with him in his basement,” director Todd Kreider WTOP. “This was actually a piece that August originally performed himself and was meant be the first thing after the cycle. We planned that after ‘Radio Golf’ was set up regionally … we would begin take offers do this show.” Kreider is as close an August Wilson aficionado as you’ll find. Not only has he directed several of the Pittsburgh Cycle plays — namely “King Hedley II” with Viola Davis, who just won an Oscar for the film “Fences” — he also formed a […]

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