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.
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Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It's a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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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.
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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.