Billingslea, Haney and Wright Set for TheatreWorks Radio Golf

News   Billingslea, Haney and Wright Set for TheatreWorks Radio Golf Casting has been announced for the upcoming TheatreWorks presentation of late playwright August Wilson's final work, Radio Golf, which begins performances Oct. 8.

Wilson scholar Harry J. Elam, Jr. stages the TheatreWorks production that will officially open Oct. 11 and run through Nov. 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Radio Golf marks the final installment in Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle chronicling the African-American experience.

The cast comprises Aldo Billingslea (The Elephant Man) as Harmond Wilks, Anthony J. Haney (Fences) as Roosevelt Hicks and C. Kelly Wright (Caroline, or Change) as Mame Wilks with Charles Branklyn (Two Trains Running) and L. Peter Callender.

Press notes for Radio Gold state, "Harmond Wilks is a successful African-American entrepreneur who has inherited a prosperous real estate firm from his family. Along with his friend Roosevelt Hicks, Wilks is engineering a deal to develop a blighted area of Pittsburgh, provided they can acquire federal money to help seal the deal. While his best friend hitches his wagon to the fiscal gravy train, finding himself the minority front man on a lucrative radio station ownership deal (on which he gives golf-improving tips over the air), Wilks' involvement in backroom dealing and politicking require him to confront his ideals and whether they include becoming a black front for white people’s money, regardless of the overall benefits for his community, his family or himself."

The design team includes scenic designer Erik Flatmo, costume designer Connie Strayer, lighting designer Steven B. Mannshardt and sound designer Mike McCann. For tickets phone (650) 903-6000 or visit theatreworks.org.

TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro Street (at Mercy) in Mountain View, CA.

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