August Wilson's Radio Golf

When
Event has passed (Wed Aug 9, 2017 - Sat Sep 9, 2017)
Where
PianoFight
Time
7pm
Tags
Theater

Description

Multi Ethnic Theater (MET) in association with SF Recovery Theatre (SFRT) will present

August Wilson's Radio Golf

August 9 - September 9
at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, SF.

August Wilson is the author of the critically acclaimed "Fences," recently made into the film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Davis .

Radio Golf is directed by Gloria Weinstock and produced by Lewis Campbell, founder and artistic director of Multi Ethnic Theater, in association with SF Recovery Theatre.

Radio Golf will be the sixth August Wilson play Multi Ethnic Theatre has produced. It is Pittsburgh, 1997, where would-be redevelopers are planning to gentrify a section of Pittsburgh's Hill District, the center of the local African-American community. Destruction of the community is a common theme in Wilson's plays, but this time, it is a trio of wealthy ("boojie," in the words of director Gloria Weinstock) African-Americans themselves.

"My goal is for Multi Ethnic Theater to produce all ten of Wilson's plays. After Radio Golf, we'll have four more to go," Campbell states.

Award-winning playwright August Wilson is best known for the ten plays of his "Pittsburgh Cycle," all but one set in the "The Hill District," the African-American neighborhood adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Culturally, "The Hill" rivaled other Black enclaves like Harlem in the 1920s and San Francisco's Fillmore in the 1940s. Each of the ten plays is set in a different decade of the 20th Century and reflects the temper of that particular time as it affected African-Americans. Only Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is set somewhere other than Pittsburgh.

Show Times and Tickets

Previews: Aug 9, 10, 11, 12 at 7pm

Runs: Wednesdays - Saturdays through Sept 9 (No performance Sept 8)

All performances at 7pm.

Tickets:

VIP Admission (reserved seat) $30
General Admission $25
Students/Seniors/TBA members $20
Special Opening Week Admission - $20 All Seats

Tickets and Info at http://www.wehavemet.org .

Location

location
  1. PianoFight
    144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

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