Thu 2 Oct 2008 – Sat 1 Nov 2008
2nd Oct- 1st Nov 2008
By August Wilson
“A well crafted play that allows exposition to smash through the plot like a wrecking ball- and yet manages to Maintain credibility.” The Stage
” A wise and passionate paly… Paulette Randall directs with vigour and sensitivity; Danny Sapani and Joseph Marcell lead a powerful cast.” The Times
“Marcell is excellent.” Daily Mail
**** The Financial Times
“No one has charted better black America’s social progress and the obstacles confronting it.” The Guardian
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh, when Tiger Woods has already become a hero to African-Americans, Radio Golf chronicles the rise of Harmond Wilks, an upwardly mobile, charming and powerful property developer with political ambitions.
The revitalization of the decrepit Hill District seems a surefire path to his becoming the city’s first black mayor, but a suspect radio station investment and the slated demolition of a historic building force Wilks to question the pathway to progress.
RADIO GOLF received its World premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2005 just before Wilson’s untimely death. The Broadway premiere was in 2007 at the Cort Theater and was named Best American Play by the New York Drama Critics Circle and is the recipient of four 2007 Tony award nominations.
The Tricycle has previously presented August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, King Hedley II, and Gem of the Ocean.
Cast includes Julie Saunders, Danny Sapani, Roger Griffiths, Ray Shell and Joseph Marcell
Creatives include Paulette Randall (Director), Libby Watson (Designer), Mathew Eagland (Lighting Designer), Al Ashford (Sound Designer)