August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned


In this solo show, late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson explores his days as a struggling young writer in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and how the neighborhood inspired his cycle of plays about the African-American experience. At times shockingly provocative and often hilariously funny, this theatrical memoir follows one man’s journey of self-discovery and what it means to be a black artist in America.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $51

Discount Tickets Available Senior, Military, 30 & Under

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/07/2017 - 07/02/2017
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 06/13/2017 - 7:30pm


  • 07/01/2017 - 2:00pm


  • 06/17/2016 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Eugene Lee August Wilson
Production Personnel
August Wilson
Todd Kreidler
Costume Designer
Constanza Romero
Set Designer
David Gallo
Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier
Lighting Designer
Thom Weaver
Projections/Media Designer
David Gallo


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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