How I Learned What I Learned
August Wilson’s autobiographical tour de force, a Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Margo Hall
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.
$25 – $60
Discounts for seniors, teens, military families, and teachers are available.
Group Discounts: Purchase 8 or more tickets and receive a $7 discount off each ticket. MTC will also waive any applicable order fees. As the organizer of a group, your ticket is free! Contact the Box Office for more details.
Additional time info:
Tue-Sat evenings – 7:30 pm
Sat-Sun afternoons – 2:00 pm
Pre-Show Discussions: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff to discuss the play, playwright and play’s themes on Wednesdays before the 7:30 pm performances.
After Words: Join a member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening (1/15) and Closing Nights.
Previews: Jan 10 – 13
Perspectives Matinee: Jan 24, 1:00 pm
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please arrive at the theater early enough to give yourself ample time to find parking.
Parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the theater, but DO NOT park in front of an open business, especially in the Eggers Plaza parking lot behind the theater, as your car may be towed. Parking along creek in the Eggers Plaza parking lot is allowed.
If these lots are full, free street parking is available on Miller Avenue and on the neighborhood streets around the theater. We recommend that you arrive at the theater at least a half hour prior to curtain.
Please be aware: Cars parked in front of open businesses may be towed.