Theatre: Radio Golf @ Detroit Rep

Theatre: Radio Golf @ Detroit Rep

Through March 22

Curtain Times:
8:30 P.M. Thursdays and Fridays
3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M Saturdays
2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M. Sundays

The Michigan Premiere of acclaimed playwright August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the tenth and final play in his “Century Cycle”, will be the champagne opening on January 15, 2009 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre.

It is sad and ironic that the great American playwright, August Wilson died only days before his final play, Radio Golf, received it’s world premiere. Ironic because his life and his tenth play marked the end of his 20th century decade by decade depiction of the state of African American life in America.

Radio Golf is a fast-paced, dynamic and funny work about the world today and the dreams we have for the future. The play seems prophetic given the results of the 2008 elections. Set in Pittsburgh in the late 1990′s, it is the story of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city’s first Black Mayor. But, when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets get revealed that could be his undoing.

Harmond Wilks has more on his agenda than simply becoming Pittsburgh’s first Black Mayor. He has ambitious plans for urban renewal. Harmond questions the obliteration of the past. But, there is no such question in his business partner’s mind. Roosevelt Hicks is a Vice-President in a local bank and he is primarily motivated by the money to be made. That is why he plays golf with white business men. Not surprisingly, Wilks and Hicks become embroiled in deep conflict.

Where: Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit

When: Every Thursday-Sunday

Curtain Times:
8:30 P.M. Thursdays and Fridays
3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M Saturdays
2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M. Sundays.

Tix: $17.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
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