ARTS Pick: Seven Guitars

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Kevin Minor as Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton in UVA Drama’s Seven Guitars. Photo by Michael Bailey Kevin Minor as Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton in UVA Drama’s Seven Guitars. Photo by Michael Bailey

Theresa M. Davis directs Seven Guitars, the 1940s installment of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, which is centered around blues guitarist Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, who leaves jail looking for his next hit record and the hope of repairing his relationship with his former girlfriend, Vera. The realism in Wilson’s lyrical script intimately relates the strife and camaraderie of the African-American experience in the setting of a Pittsburgh Hill District backyard.

Through November 19. Ruth Caplin Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. $8-14, times vary. 924-3376.

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