Venue Details

97 Star Starred
Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from James Conlee Jackson

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

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from TAP

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

reviewed Feb 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from DLStovall

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.

reviewed Feb 22 2011 report as inappropriate
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See a "timeline ":http://www.radiogolfonbroadway.com/radio_golf_about_timeline.phpof August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle.

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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.

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