Date: September 28 - November 6

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Cygnet Theatre Food Drive
Hundreds of thousands of San Diegans struggle with hunger daily. That’s why Cygnet Theatre is proud to support San Diego Food Bank. During the run of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars & King Hedley II (September 28 – November 6), Cygnet Theatre encourages theatre patrons to show their support for the San Diego Food Bank’s mission in three ways.

Food Drive


Throughout the run of the shows, Cygnet Theatre will be hosting a food drive in their lobby and encourage everyone to bring nonperishable food items to donate and help support those facing hunger in our community!

Most Needed Food Items

- Peanut Butter
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
- Dried goods (pasta, beans, rice, etc.)
- Infant formula

Tickets Purchased between September 28 and October 7


Planning to attend a performance during the first week? Use the code: FOOD10 at checkout* and $10 will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank. That will provide 50 meals to a San Diegan struggling with hunger.

*The code must be used at time of purchase for donation to apply. Only valid on regularly priced tickets. Valid for any tickets purchased for the Wilson rep 9/28 – 11/6.

“Seven Guitars” Overview

In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd’s sudden and unnatural death. Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy and part mystery. This lyrical play is the fifth in August Wilson’s ten-play cycle which charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century and is performed in rep with King Hedley II.


“King Hedley II” Overview

King Hedley II shares the story of King – a man recently released from prison, attempting to rebuild his life amid changing times and a backdrop of the crime and drug struggles in the community where he exists. King dreams of a life of stability and self-reliance beyond incarceration, gangs and broken family. The play dares to ask what it takes to transcend the limitations of life and personal circumstance, and if pure will is enough to change a man’s destiny. King Hedley II is the ninth play in August Wilson’s ten-play cycle that, decade by decade, examines African American life in the United States during the twentieth century. Performed in rep with Seven Guitars

“Mesmerizing…. Full of powerful images that convey the darkly comic dialogue between hope and hopelessness in African American life.” – N.Y. Daily News


San Diego Food Bank Night at Cygnet Theatre


On Tuesday, October 4th, join Food Bank staff and supporters and enjoy a pre-show reception around the corner at Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant with complimentary appetizers and wine. Must have a ticket for that evening’s performance to attend.

Thank you for your support!