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Free to $3: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Poetry Gas Station Ganja, a comedy: "Mark was right when he said the word of them selling weed would spread around the small towns of the Mon Valley.  Pot heads found their nirvana; the message had spread like smoke signals as the hype around the pipe now had a name: Gas Station Ganja."Serendipia, James & Adaline, a romance: “I want to hold your body and feel the sunshine in your soul.” Serendipia is a Spanish word which translates to Serendipity in Read more [...]

August Wilson August Wilson—A Great African Griot August Wilson—The Great American Playwright The son of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—the storyteller—the poet Like Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was an American Anthem So too is Wilson’s ten plays called the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ or the ‘Century Cycle’

This social timeline of African-Americans in the Twentieth Century is truly an American anthem. As Ma Rainey said in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, “Life’s way of talking, you don’t sing to feel better, you sing ‘cause that’s the way of understanding life.” For this matter, I feel compelled to respect Wilson’s conviction to convey these timeless stories. The Three Months of August by Chris Joseph Stancato The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Read more [...]

İPOP! (Podcast Orange Postman) 200 Grams of literature

200 Grams of Literature Today we celebrate August Wilson's Birthday (27th April 1945). In honor of the great playwright's birthday I am beginning my first Podcast on Soundcloud called, 200 Grams of Literature. A short-program about the connection between vinyl records and literature. Follow the Soundcloud links, subscribe to this monthly show, and share! 200 Grams of Literature Every Great Song has a Great StoryThe Vinyl Record Collection of Short Stories, Volume 1 (Summer 2019) https://soundcloud.com/orangepostman Episode Read more [...]

The Three Months of August

The Three Months of August

Preface

Ten years after the death of America's greatest playwright, August Wilson, we continue to view his social timeline called the 'Pittsburgh Cycle' a masterpiece.

The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ and my personal consequences of a cycle that entailed: separation, divorce, and death. In this matter, Wilson’s ten plays paralleled the pivotal periods of a difficult situation yet provided me with solace to abscond Read more [...]