Full Cast, Creative Team Set for Signature's King Hedley II
Set in a backyard in the decaying Hill District of Pittsburgh, the play follows the characters created by Wilson in Seven Guitars. A woman is tormented by a secret she has kept for 36 years, while her only son, King, returns home after serving time for murder to find a neighborhood riddled with crime, poverty, and broken families. King's epic struggle to survive is at the center of this poetic portrayal of life in the inner city during the 1980s.
The play was produced on Broadway in 2001starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams, Charles Brown, and Viola Davis; they all received Tony Award nominations, with Davis taking home the trophy for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, Henderson played Stool Pigeon in that production. The show also earned Tony nominations for Best Play and for director Marian McClinton.