Radio Golf: Political Drama by August Wilson at Raven Theatre
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The last date listed for Radio Golf was Friday April 8, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
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An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Paul NRed Velvet
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My wife and I took our twenty-something kids along to this show. All four of us really enjoyed it. I agree with some of the others that the dialog was spoken extremely fast. Don't know why. It went about 2 hours and slowing it down might have added 10 minutes, but it would have added some feeling. A very good story. Wilson's take on African American life is different and sparks conversation on the ride home. He is very good.
Quotes & Highlights
See a "timeline ":http://www.radiogolfonbroadway.com/radio_golf_about_timeline.phpof August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle.
This is whose land?
Are Ivy League-educated lawyer, Harmond Wilks, and his long-time friend — newly minted bank executive, Roosevelt Hicks — equal competitors in capitalism’s public-private arena, or are they being used as black front men for white money? With offstage city politics and backroom deals taking a front seat in this searing drama, August Wilson’s tenth and final play in The Pittsburgh Cycle is a riveting masterpiece about loyalty, integrity and the uncompromising desire to achieve the American Dream.
Radio Golf, written in 2005, was August Wilson’s last play before his untimely death in August 2005). It is also the final chapter in The Pittsburgh Cycle. In this stirring drama, an Ivy League educated entrepreneur, Harmond Wilks, and his banking executive friend plan to convert a blighted neighborhood into an expansive shopping mall. Their ultimate goal is to use Wilks’ success as a developer to leverage him into becoming Pittsburgh’s first African American mayor. It’s a dirty political business that includes back room deals and zoning loop holes. When they discover that a building cited for demolition has a history that affects their heritage, these two modern men are forced to get in touch with their past. __Radio Golf __won the 2007 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.