Venue Details

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Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177
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The free parking in the theater lot is very limited. Arrive early if you do not want to pay for street parking which is abundant.
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Jamie Reynolds
Free parking if you get there early enough. If not there is parking on the street.
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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
68 events
6 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

The show was EXCELLENT! Yes, some of the dialogue was done at a rapid pace, but in hindsight, I believe that this "machine-gun" approach may have been intentional. ALL the actors were ON POINT (smile)! I went with my wife on a Sunday and we...continued

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TAP
35 events
9 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 25 2011

Though I enjoyed the play as a whole and the issues addressed within (mostly because I had seen it before and knew what to expect) I strained to understand the dialogue because the actors seemed very rushed to get it all out. Barely did one...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 22 2011

Well acted. I saw the play at the Goodman a couple of years ago but the setting at the Raven was far more intimate and worked well with this production.

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Quotes & Highlights

See a "timeline ":http://www.radiogolfonbroadway.com/radio_golf_about_timeline.phpof August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle.

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre's mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the "American Experience." The company's mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community's cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven's Children's Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.