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This show closed on February 3, 2019

About How I Learned What I Learned

From the late August Wilson, one of America’s greatest playwrights and creator of award-winning titles like "Fences" and "Jitney", comes this autobiographical tour de force. In his one-man show, Wilson takes us on a journey through his days as a young poet: his first few jobs, a stint in jail, the support of his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a struggling writer in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Originally performed by Wilson himself, "How I Learned What I Learned" is a heartfelt theatrical memoir—charting one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Jones makes each change in subject and shift and tone as natural and inevitable as a law of physics… [He] has an inborn kingliness of manner that he dispenses benevolently to Wilson’s subject matter and his audience alike.
Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
Wonderfully entertaining and enthrallingly told, and often tremendously funny… [Jones] proves a compelling raconteur as Wilson, with a forceful personality and wry humor.
Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal

Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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