Overview


Synopsis

The tenth and final play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, Radio Golf follows a black man named Harmond Wilks on his quest to revive his childhood neighborhood and become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. Wilks, his wife Mame, and his best friend Roosevelt, have planned a redevelopment project that will bring a new high-rise apartment building and chain-stores to the old and devastated Hill District. Initially, Wilks envisions this as a great plan to restore his childhood home, but as the play progresses and he meets characters from the past (Sterling Johnson and Elder Joseph Barlow), his eyes are opened to the possibility that what he thought would be a gift to the future might actually be hurting the district’s history. Harmond begins to fundamentally question his intentions, while Mame and Roosevelt try to keep him on the path he started, with little consideration for the ghosts of the past.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2005
Genres
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
the hill district, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, 1997
Cast Size
Licensor
Ideal For
college, black box, professional
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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