It was the last production held at Two River Theater before the start of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2021, but August Wilson’s Radio Golf is set to make its return for a limited run this November. If you missed it before, this is your chance to check it out!
RED BANK, NJ – Audiences will now have a second chance to see Two River Theater’s critically acclaimed “riveting and soulful” [The Star Ledger] production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf directed by Obie Award winner Brandon J. Dirden.
Back in March 2020, the production was forced to shut down early in its run because of the pandemic. Now with health and safety protocols in place, the cast and creative team are looking forward to inviting audiences back to the theater. “I think what our return to the Rechnitz stage with August Wilson’s Radio Golf best represents is the resilience and necessity of live theater. Only because of the incredible and unfailing support of our audiences over the last year and half are we able to return to the story that we began last March. I cannot wait for our community to sit together, once again, and hear how August Wilson’s words ring even more true in our ears and hearts today than they did 18 months ago. Forever ONWARD!”, says Dirden.
Set in 1997, Radio Golf is the final play of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays documenting the African American experience throughout the twentieth century. The production marks Two River’s sixth play from the Cycle and will run from November 6 – 21, 2021 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater. Much of the show’s original cast will return, including: Wayne DeHart (Elder Joseph Barlow), Nathan James (Sterling Johnson), Carl Hendrick Louis (Harmond Wilks) and Robbie Williams (Roosevelt Hicks). Toccarra Cash will join the cast in the role of Mame Wilks.
The creative team includes scenic designer Ed Haynes, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Driscoll Otto, sound designer Kay Richardson, and wig designer Erin Hicks. The casting is by Heidi Griffiths & Kate Murray, and the production stage manager is Megan Smith.
Single tickets are now on sale at tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400. Prices range from $40 to $70, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. Season Subscriptions are also available and, for a limited time, patrons can buy a full season 4-show package for $150 — a savings of up to 50%!
A limited number of $25 tickets are available for every performance; $25 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $25 and include the best available seats at every performance.
ABOUT RADIO GOLF
Real-estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh and to revitalize the Hill District. Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods are ready to move in. But one particular house on the development site, at 1839 Wylie Avenue, must be torn down, a casualty of urban blight. And that house belonged to Wilson’s legendary Aunt Ester—forcing Harmond, and the Hill District itself, into a battle between the past and the future.
source: Two River Theater