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About The Show

Written by August Wilson
Directed by Kenny Leon
Cort Theatre
First Preview: Apr 20, 2007
Opening Date: May 08, 2007
Closing Date: Jul 01, 2007

Cast & Creative Team

Anthony Chisholm (Elder Joseph Barlow)
John Earl Jelks (Sterling Johnson)
Harry Lennix (Harmond Wilks)
Tonya Pinkins (Mame Wilks)
James A. Williams (Roosevelt Hicks)
August Wilson(Playwright)
Kenny Leon(Director)
David Gallo(Scenic Design)
Susan Hilferty(Costume Design)
Donald Holder(Lighting Design)

August Wilson’s most contemporary play, RADIO GOLF is the tenth and final work in two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Wilson’s historic decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American. The play was directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Gem of the Ocean) and starred Harry Lennix (Stomp the Yard, Fox’s “24,” NBC’s “Commander in Chief”) and Tony Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last JamCaroline, or Change). Also joining the cast was Anthony Chisholm, John Earl Jelks and James A. Williams, who had been with RADIO GOLF since the play’s world premiere in 2005.

Set in 1997 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, RADIO GOLF could be ripped from today’s headlines, as Harmond Wilks (Lennix), a charming and powerful African-American politician, is running for the highest office of his career, with the loving support of his savvy wife, Mame (Pinkins). As Harmond steps into political prominence, the past is just a few steps behind him … and gaining fast.