This was a near perfect production of a near perfect play. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and ten minutes I was worried that I wouldn't stay with it. Not a chance. This vibrant character study of a bunch of coffee shop regulars in Pittsburgh in 1969 drew me in and still hasn't let go. In this production, unlike other August Wilson plays where the ladies sometimes take a back seat to the male characters, the brilliant January LaVoy as the wary, slow motion waitress in the school bus yellow uniform was the searing focal point.
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