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Monday, October 5, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Presents August Wilson's Radio Golf

Radio Golf at Penumbra

By August Wilson, Directed by Lou Bellamy

Penumbra’s committment to produce all 10 of Wilson’s Twentieth Century Cycle plays continues with its current production of Radio Golf. Radio Golf is the last play written in the cycle and is the only Wilson play that the company has not yet performed during its more than 30 years of productions. It will be the fourth play, following The Piano Lesson, Gem of the Ocean and Fences, in this current commitment to produce all of the plays in the cycle.

Set in 1997, Wilson uses Radio Golf to continue the themes that evolved during the 10-play cycle and to re-introduce characters—the descendents of characters—from the earlier plays. Wilson also returns to the same Pittsburgh neighborhood where Harmon Wilks hopes his efforts to re-build the Hill District will be the key to becoming Pittsburgh’s first black mayor. But his ambitions must contend with the Hill District’s past and the rich mythology that Wilson has created in the cycle.

Radio Golf plays October 1 - October 25.

Listen to Minnesota Public Radio story on Radio Golf

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