In The Boston Globe | The struggles, spiritual and otherwise, of August Wilson’s ‘King Hedley II’


Opportunity knocked for James Ricardo Milord when he was offered the title role in August Wilson’s “King Hedley II.”

And Milord answered. Did he ever.

In an outstanding production by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Hibernian Hall, Milord portrays King as a man on fire, within and without. The effect is riveting.

Directed with a sure hand by the endlessly versatile Summer L. Williams, “King Hedley II” follows on the heels of ASP’s 2023 staging of Wilson’s “Seven Guitars.” Also presented at Hibernian Hall, “Seven Guitars” brought in more ticket revenue than any other show in the company’s 20-year history.

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