Riveting. . . . Wilson's mastery of time and character has never been more apparent.
A play whose epic proportions and abundant spirit remind us of what the American theater once was. . . . As funny as it is moving and lyrical.
--Vincent Canby, New York Times
August Wilson is a remarkable American playwright. Seven Guitars is a formidably impressive tragi-comedy. This writing is as like and unlike Arthur Miller, as Duke Ellinton is as like and unlike Igor Stravinsky.
--Clive Barnes, New York Post
Full of quiet truth . . . mesmerizing . . . a major voice in our theater . . . unusually powerful.
--Howard Kissel, New York Daily News
A gritty, lyrical polyphony of voices that evokes the character and destiny of men and women who can't help singing the blues even when they're just talking. Bristles with symbolism, with rituals of word and action that explode into anguished eloquence and finally into violence.
--Jack Kroll, Newsweek