Photo Coverage: Radio Golf Opening Night Party
Radio Golf, the tenth and final work in two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson's historic, decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, opened on Tuesday, May 8th at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th St.).
Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Gem of the Ocean), the production stars Anthony Chisholm (Two Trains Running, Gems of the Ocean), John Earl Jelks (Gem of the Ocean), James A. Williams, Harry Lennix (Stomp the Yard, Fox's "24,") and Tony Award-winner and Olivier Award-nominee Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change).
"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," state press materials. The play first premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre on April 22, 2005, and went on to play at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum; The Seattle Repertory Theatre; Baltimore's CenterStage; The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Chicago's Goodman Theatre and New Jersey's McCarter Theatre."
For tickets and more information, please visit www.radiogolfonbroadway.com.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Mario Van Peebles with Mandello Peebles