North Carolina A&T’s Theatre Arts Program students Present August Wilson’s “Radio Golf”

A&T Theatre Arts to Present August Wilson’s “Radio Golf”

For the first theatre production of the 2016-17 academic year, students, faculty and staff in North Carolina A&T’s Theatre Arts Program will perform “Radio Golf,” the tenth and last installment of African-American playwright, August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle.” The show runs from Thursday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Oct. 2 in the Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of N.C. A&T.

Directed by acting and directing associate professor, Miller Lucky Jr., “Radio Golf” is a fast-paced, dynamic and powerful play about our dreams and how they affect the future.

“Radio Golf” follows a black man named Harmond Wilks on his quest to revive his childhood neighborhood and become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. Harmond, his wife, and his best friend have planned a redevelopment project that will bring a new high-rise apartment building and chain-stores to the old and devastated neighborhood. Initially, Harmond envisions this as a great plan to restore his childhood home, but as the play progresses and he meets characters from the past his eyes are opened to the possibility that what he thought would be a gift to the future might actually be hurting the district’s history. Harmond begins to fundamentally question his intentions, when the past begins to catch up with him and secrets get revealed that could be his undoing.

Known for depicting the 20th century African-American experience, Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award for his play Fences. He also earned a second Pulitzer Prize for “The Piano Lesson.”

N.C. A&T’s theatre program is ranked nationally by Black Broadway as one of the top five theatre arts programs for African-American students. It is one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States that offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre with an accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the A&T Ticket Office at 336-334-7749. Dates, times and costs of admission for “Radio Golf” are as follows:

Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m.

 

  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m.

 Costs:

Adults: $17.00

Senior Citizens and Non-A&T Students: $11.00

Children 12 and under: $6.00

N.C. A&T Students: Free with Aggie ONE Card

Location:

Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University