HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
JULY 16, 17, 18
PERFORMED LIVE AT:
Presented by GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
with additional support from THE OFFICE OF REBECCA FARINAS, M.D. and HOLLY & REDGIE GUTSHALL
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.
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.
CAST & CREW
Written by August Wilson
Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Kerri Hicks
$22 In Advance
$25 At the Door
Friday, July 16 at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 17 at 2:00pm
Saturday, July 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 18 at 2:00pm
Milton Threadcraft III
Photos by Maya Adkins
ABOUT OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR/VENUE
At the Garden Club of Jacksonville, they grow their community, the environment, and understanding. They build connections in their diverse community as they donate their time and talent to create a better and more beautiful city. They are committed to building and preserving green spaces as they champion environmental responsibility. They educate the community and the next generation about the Garden Club’s vision and the impact they have on the natural world. Please visit their website to learn more: gardenclubjax.org.
LOCATED AT: 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
VENUE, PARKING, & COVID-19 INFO
This limited seating performance will be offered in-person at Garden Club of Jacksonville, located at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street. A private parking lot is located adjacent to the river behind the building.
COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be practiced before, during, and after this event.
Masks are required at all times on the premises.
Seating in the performance space will be physically distanced.
All attendees will be required to fill out a COVID-19 waiver form that will be provided to the health department for contact tracing if the need arises. The form will be provided to all attendees via email in advance and will also be available upon arrival.
Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple places in the facility.
Sanitization of surfaces will be completed before and after the performance.
A donation bar will be available in the Courtyard before and after the performance.
HELP MAKE THIS PRODUCTION HAPPEN AS A SPONSOR!
For only $125 or $250, these supporters sponsored a single performance of our production of August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned—all proceeds from this sponsorship helped to cover production costs such as set, lighting, props, and costumes.
We are extremely grateful to our inaugural Spotlight Sponsors!
Friday, July 16 (8pm)
• Alicia & Walt Somers
• B.E.H. Elderly Care, LLC
• Mark Wieder
• The Reagan-Hoogesteger Family
• Undine McEvoy
• Phase Eight Theater Company
Saturday, July 17 (2pm)
• Brittany Beans from Whipped Shea Nature's Moisturizer
• Jadene King, President & Managing Director of Players by the Sea
• Will Messer
• Terry Doland with Gratitude for Fran & Don Wooden
Saturday, July 17 (8pm)
• Kacy Hope
• Margaret & Marvin Sindel
• Kurt & Pam Medina
• Jelena Gill
Sunday, July 18 (2pm)
• Georgia Pribanic
• Eileen Briggs
• Claire Cimino
• Lee Beger