"One of the most important voices in the American theater"
--The New York Times
Radio Golf (1990s)
2007 Tony Nominee for Best Play
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Boasting chain stores and luxury, Harmond Wilks's revitalization project will make him Pittsburgh's first black mayor. And his radio host partner advocates golf as deliverance in the era of Tiger Woods. But a hold-out on their real estate deal forces them to question their pathways to success.
--Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission--
Harmond Wilks: Harry Lennix
Mame Wilks: Michole Briana White
Roosevelt Hicks: James A. Williams
Sterling Johnson: John Earl Jelks
Elder Joseph Barlow: Anthony Chisholm
An American icon, August Wilson depicted the human condition like no other playwright of his time. His legacy lives on through his crowning achievement: a cycle of 10 plays chronicling the African American experience, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. Crafted over nearly 25 years, these works garnered Wilson myriad accolades, including a Tony Award and two Pulitzer Prizes. Bringing them together for the first time ever, the Kennedy Center presents staged readings of all 10 of Wilson's masterpieces, frequently dubbed "The Pittsburgh Cycle," as all but one are grounded in the city of his youth.
More than 30 stars of stage and screen join Artistic Director Kenny Leon and six other acclaimed directors for this historic month-long celebration (March 4–April 6, 2008). Complemented with costumes, lighting, and scenery, the plays will be performed in chronological order--collectively revealing Wilson's sweeping vision of the challenge and glory of being black in America.
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