On Q hosts discussion and August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’

August Wilson expert Lou Bellamy comes to Charlotte to stage “Seven Guitars.” Before that, he and On Q Productions’ Quentin Talley will meet the public at The Vue.

This month, On Q Productions will wrap up its season with August Wilson’s drama “Seven Guitars.” If celebrating Wilson isn’t enough, the two men responsible for presenting it to Charlotte are award-winning playwright/actor/director Lou Bellamy – the founder and artistic director of Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, Minn. – and Charlotte’s Quentin Talley, founder and artistic director of On Q.

Before the show opens May 27 at Spirit Square, they’ll meet the public Monday night at an event titled “Lou, Q and You @ The Vue.” Charlotte writer-editor Mary Curtis will moderate the discussion.

Bellamy orates with a quiet voice, a Marlon Brando-esque rasp that suits one of the great godfathers of theater. Countless stories emerge from under his salt-and-pepper mustache, and his devotion to the performing arts is embedded in him. In 1976, a young Bellamy created Penumbra to provide a peek into the African-American experience, and he’s been recognized for doing so.

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