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Extended through October 6

Radio Golf

By August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Aug 30, 2018 — Oct 06, 2018

“Rooted in history, Wilson’s beyond-the-grave understanding was far more profound that the instant-reaction commentariat you likely now are following on Twitter… Oh, the bard of Pittsburgh would so have admired and enjoyed director Ron OJ Parson’s sparkling production of a play” ★★★★, Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, full review

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.

Radio Golf is the tenth and final play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, and Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson’s seventh production in the cycle at Court Theatre. Featuring James T. AlfredAllen Gilmore, Ann JosephJames Vincent Meredith, and Alfred H. Wilson.

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Radio Golf sponsors     The Joyce Foundation

Photo of Alfred H. Wilson and James Vincent Meredith by Michael Brosilow.

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Tune in to critics’ responses to RADIO GOLF

Critics across Chicagoland highly recommend August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF, with the Chicago Tribune awarding the production four stars and boldly claiming that “'RADIO GOLF was never considered August Wilson's best — then it came to Court Theatre.” See for yourself what the buzz is about; get tickets to Radio Golf.

Pittsburgh’s Place within August Wilson’s World

To learn more about Pittsburgh’s place in Wilson’s plays, we interviewed Laurence Glasco, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh. He shares his thoughts on the significance of real estate, memory, and class in the Hill District, the Pittsburgh neighborhood in which Radio Golf unfolds.

Q&A: Director Ron OJ Parson

Production Dramaturg Martine Kei Green-Rogers sat down with Director Ron OJ Parson to discuss his long history with August Wilson’s work and why he keeps coming back to it. 

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    On September 24, join us for a short film by Harper High School students that explores the harsh reality of life for students who attend a school on the verge of getting closed by the city.

  • Discussion: Radio Golf and Chicago

    On Sunday, September 30 at 4:45pm, join us for a conversation about issues of urban revitalization and neighborhood economic development in Chicago with speakers Leon I. Walker and Ron OJ Parson.

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