‘Radio Golf’ Revival Tunes in to Hidden Wealth of August Wilson’s Final Play | Chicago Tonight


Allen Gilmore, left, and James Vincent Meredith in “Radio Golf” at Court Theatre. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

August Wilson’s play, “Radio Golf” – the 10th and final entry in his cycle of plays capturing an element of African-American life in each decade the 20th century – first came to the stage in 2005, the same year as the playwright’s death. Barack Obama was still far from a household name and would not be elected president for another three years. The African-American cultural icon of the moment was Tiger Woods – not only one of the most successful professional golfers in history, but a man who had broken racial barriers, and amassed considerable wealth and social prestige in the process, until his personal life began to unravel. So when one of the characters in…

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