Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf now runs through October 6, 2018, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

"I'm thrilled to announce that Court Theatre is extending our production of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson," notes Charles Newell. "Along with a team of talented and dedicated artists, Ron has brought Wilson's final play to life on Court's stage in a production that is nothing short of revelatory. There is much to mine from Radio Golf at this historic juncture, and it is my pleasure to share this piece with the supportive and engaged audiences who make producing theatre in Chicago so worthwhile."

The Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm performance is reserved for community groups and not on sale to the general public. For more information about tickets to this special performance, please contact the Court Theatre Box Office at (773) 753-4472.

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood's history at risk.

Radio Golf is the tenth and final play in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, and director Ron OJ Parson's seventh production in the cycle at Court Theatre. The cast includes James T. Alfred (Sterling Johnson), Allen Gilmore (Harmond Wilks), Ann Joseph (Mame Wilks), James Vincent Meredith (Roosevelt Hicks) and Alfred H. Wilson (Elder Joseph Barlow).

The creative team includes Jack Magaw (scenic design), Rachel Anne Healy (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design) and Christopher M. LaPorte (sound design).

Tickets, priced $50-$76 are available at the Court Theatre box office (5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago), by calling (773) 753-4472, or online at

Three, four, and five-play subscriptions to Court's 2018/19 season range from $96 to $300 and are on sale now. To purchase a subscription or to receive more information, call the Court Theatre Box Office at (773) 753-4472, or visit Court's website at

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