Ivy League-educated businessman Harmond Wilks could become Pittsburgh’s first African American mayor. But will secrets from the past derail him from his country club future?
How can African Americans achieve success in a country where they still are a minority in numbers and wealth? That’s the intriguing issue posed by Radio Golf, the last play in August Wilson’s twentieth century cycle.
Harmond Wilks is a real estate developer who intends to use his newest and biggest project as a platform for a campaign to become Pittsburgh’s first African American mayor. He, his business partner Roosevelt Hicks, and his wife Mame prepared to gain power and prestige through the front door, in contrast to Sterling Johnson's approach, an entrepreneurial lone construction worker who gets by through the back door in life.
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
By August Wilson
Directed by Jade King Carroll
Previews at 7:30 p.m.: Aug. 24, 25
Opening Night at 8:00 p.m.: Aug. 26
Evenings at 7:30 p.m.: Aug. 29, 30, 31, Sept. 1
Evenings at 8:00 p.m.: Aug. 27, Sept. 2, 3
Matinee at 2 p.m.: Aug. 27
Opening Night $55
Includes pre-show hors d’ouevres and
post-show desserts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.