By August Wilson
Directed by Gregg T. Daniel
An LA Times Fall Preview Critic’s Pick
October 16 – November 13, 2022
Your exploration of Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson’s American Century Cycle at A Noise Within continues. Together, we’ve journeyed back to the turn of the century for the first play of the Cycle, Gem of the Ocean (2019-20 season), and to the 1940’s for Seven Guitars (2021-22 season.) We now revisit Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the 1990s for the final play of the legendary playwright’s collection of one play for each decade of the 20th century.
Harmond Wilks, Pittsburgh’s first Black mayoral candidate, finds himself on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime. The arrival of an unexpected visitor and surprising news leads Harmond to choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity. With humor and courage, Radio Golf challenges the steep price “progress” can exact upon the soul.
Recommended for ages 12+.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including one 15-minute intermission
“RECOMMENDED...an unearthing of culture, morality, reverence and determination.””
“GREAT ACTING AND DIRECTION… You could not ask for any better theater than this.”
“RESONATED WITH ME… unexpected twists and turns…I urge my readers to make the trip to Pasadena to see this play. You will enjoy it just as much as I did.”
—2 Urban Girls
"STIRRING…A layered and deeply emotional piece delivered by a stellar cast.”
“FAST PACED AND INTRIGUING…a powerful story of a man caught in a moral dilemma.”
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August Wilson’s American Century Cycle
Q&A with Director Gregg T. Daniel
Director Gregg T. Daniel discusses Gem of the Ocean