Written By August Wilson
Directed By Joe Albert Lima
Radio Golf, is the final installment of Wilson's ten-part series, Pittsbugh Cycle, depicting the African-American experience in Pittsburgh's Historic Hill District. Set in 1997, the play introduces Harmond Wilkes, an upperclass Ivy League educated businessman who inherited his father's real estate agency. With his long time friend Roosevelt Hicks, Harmond plans to build a large apartment building and luxury chain stores in the Hill District. Wilkes has also just declared his candidacy to be the city's first African-American mayor.
The project stalls when it is discovered that one of the houses to be demolished was illegally acquired, and the owner of the home refuses to sell. Roosevelt, who has just been named vice-president of a Pittsburgh Bank, is in a deal with another partner to buy a radio station, and needs the redevelopment project to go through as planned.
When Harmond discovers that he has a personal connection to the house that is to be torn down, he is torn between his emotional link to his past, and his commitment to his future.
Starring: Phillip Gist ~ Joy Merriweather ~ Steve Allen ~ Sheldon Roberts ~ Keith Bulluck
February 20th; 21st; 22nd; 27th; 28th and March 1st 2014.
@ The Shades Repertory Theater, 64 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY
Ticket prices: Advance $18; Students and Seniors $18; On the night $20
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