Radio Golf by August Wilson

 

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L-R Scott Porter, Clarence Glover, Demia Kandi, Tony Roseboro, Vinnie Mason

PAST Productions Columbus will present Radio Golf, the final installment of the 2016 August Wilson Festival . Radio Golf was Mr. Wilson’s final work prior to his death.  

Set in 1997 in Pittsburgh, Harmond Wilks is set to declare his candidacy to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh.  Along with his wife Mame and his  longtime friend Roosevelt Hicks, plan to redevelop the Hill District with high rise apartments, and high end businesses.  The project seems to be full go until the ownership of the property at 1839 Wylie Avenue, previously occupied by the late Aunt Ester, comes under question. Elder Joe Barlow emerges as a worthy foil for the plans Harmond and Roosevelt wish to fulfill.  Sterling Johnson, last seen in Two Trains Running turns up to defend the property.  Radio Golf is a tale of identity and reverence for the past.  Radio Golf completed Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle.

 

 

FENCES by August Wilson

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One of the towering plays of the 20th Century, Fences continues the year-long August Wilson Festival. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards for both Best Play (1987) and Best Revival (2010) Fences, set in 1957, focuses on Troy Maxson, one of the greatest tragic characters created for the American stage. Troy, a former Negro League baseball star had been excluded from the Major Leagues. Now a garbage man in Pittsburgh, he struggles to come to terms with his battered dreams, his family and changing times. “Universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart,” wrote the New York Times.

Presented by The Short North Stage and directed by Mark Clayton Southers,  Fences is the sixth play in the Pittsburgh cycle.  Fences is Mr. Wilson’s most well known play and is an amazing script. Please support this incredible production. 

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JITNEY earns standing ovations

Thank you Columbus for supporting our staged reading of JITNEY by August Wilson.   As part of the year long August Wilson Festival, this drama directed by Scott Porter delivered Wilson’s powerful script to the delight of it’s audience.  

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L/R Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Brian David Ellis, Truman Winbush, Jr., Guy Jones, Tony Roseboro, Lisa Shepherd, William Lisath, Vinnie Mason, Ricardo Jones, David Johnson.

Coming August 18-20-JITNEY

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As part of the year long August Wilson Festival funded by PNC Arts Alive PAST Productions Columbus will present a staged reading of Jitney directed by Scott Porter.  It will be presented August 18-20 at the Garden Theatre 1187 N. High St.for 4 shows only.   Tickets will be on sale soon.

THANK YOU COLUMBUS

Two Trains Running has completed it run. We have been overwhelmed by the support it received by  the Columbus theatre goers.  Thanks for the standing ovations and enthusiastic  response we enjoyed.  

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L-R Tony Roseboro, Scott Porter, David Johnson, and Vince Mason