JH: Mechanics of a Legend | August Wilson Center For African American Cultural Center | Theater | Pittsburgh City Paper


JH: Mechanics of a Legend

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 18 2017

The legend of John Henry, the only African American tall tale character, is not just a myth -- he was a real man and the truth of his story is rooted in the dawn of a new nation and the American machine age. His legacy, left to us in song, tells of the mighty railroad man who races a steam drill until his heart bursts, leaving his fabled hammer to his great love, Polly Ann.

Price: $30 in advance. 35 at the door.

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