August Wilson’s King Hedley II

February 27 – March 23, 2025

Directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner James Ijames

F. Otto Haas Stage


After seven years in prison, King returns to his family and community determined to take control of his life. But his hopes conflict with the stories he’s been telling himself as he insists on planting seeds where nothing can grow. Set against the backdrop of 1980s Pittsburgh, King Hedley II continues the Arden’s commitment to August Wilson’s monumental American Century Cycle and will be directed by James Ijames, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Fat Ham.