TheatreWorks Tunes in to Wilson's Radio Golf Beginning Oct. 8

News   TheatreWorks Tunes in to Wilson's Radio Golf Beginning Oct. 8
The TheatreWorks presentation of late playwright August Wilson's final work, Radio Golf, begins performances at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 8.

The final chapter in Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle is directed by Wilson scholar Harry J. Elam, Jr. Radio Golf officially opens Oct. 11 and continues through Nov. 2.

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

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