PAST Productions Columbus presents Ceremonies In Dark Old Men by Lonnie Elder II June 2,3, 9, & 10 for 6 shows only at The Columbus Performing Arts Center. … Continue reading CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN by Lonnie Elder II June 2-10 2017
PAST Productions Columbus is honored to be nominated for four Theatre Roundtable awards. Excellence in Direction – Play Patricia Wallace-Winbush – Two Trains Running, Excellence in a Lead Role – Play (Male) Tony Roseboro – Two Trains Running, Oustanding Ensemble in a Play Two Trains Running, Outstanding Production of a Play-Two Trains Running. The awards will be held on Sunday January 29 at The Jewish Community Center 1125 College Center, Columbus, Oh 43209. Tickets available at http://www.theatre-roundtable.org/
The 2016 August Wilson Festival was amazing.
Along with our festival partner The Short North Stage we were both artistically and critically successful.
We look forward to producing great shows in 2017.
The 2016 August Wilson Festival concludes with Radio Golf at the Garden Theatre Green Room. 1187 N. High St. Columbus, Oh 43201. Thursday- Saturday December 15-17 at 7 PM and 2 PM on Saturday December 17. Tickets are $20 and available at the door and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2601738
PAST Productions Columbus is proud to present the final play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle RADIO GOLF. December 1-17 at the historic Garden Theater 1187 N. High Street Columbus Oh 43201. RADIO GOLF is set in 1997 Pittsburgh. Real Estate Developer and mayoral candidate Harmond Wilks is faced with supporting the gentrification of the neighborhood, or maintaining the traditions of the past.
Directed by Truman Winbush, Jr. The cast includes Tony Roseboro, Demia Kandi, Vincent Mason, Scott Porter and Clarence Glover.
Tickets are on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2601738 and at the door.
Please support our 2016 August Wilson Festival Partners The Short North Stage
A staged reading. August Wilson’s searing play, set in the 1980s, tells the story of King Hedley, an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators in the feeble hope of making enough money to open a video store. Perhaps Wilson’s darkest work, King Hedley II shows the shadows of the past reaching into the present as King seeks retribution for a lie perpetrated by his mother regarding the identity of his father. “Grand [with] some of the finest monologues ever written for an American stage, speeches that build gritty, often brutal details into fiery patterns of insight…. You may feel the scorch of lightning.” – The New York Times.
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|Thursday, November 17||8:00pm|
|Friday, November 18||8:00pm|
|Saturday, November 19||8:00pm|
|Sunday, November 20||3:00pm|
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 American Century Cycle.