I was looking again at next season's offerings - it seems like so many productions are revivals. Sigh. Where are the new plays?! And, if we have to have revivals, why can't we have revivals of August Wilson plays?! I miss them. So, when I was looking for something to post as a 'flashback,' I found a review I wrote of the last new August Wilson play produced on Broadway, Radio Golf. I saw it eight years ago today. Eight years ago. Wow. This isn't much of a review, sorry, but here it is. I wonder if it's time for a revival of Radio Golf?! Maybe after the Obama presidency, it will have even more resonance...
Harry Lennix (who I liked very much on the most recent season of 24) plays a successful businessman who returns to his old neighborhood in Pittsburgh to head a redevelopment campaign and kick off a possible mayoral campaign. It’s his struggle between right and wrong, success and failure, the past and present which drives the story. It’s directed briskly by Kenny Leon (who I thought over-directed Gem of the Ocean). The set design is terrific and the incidental music is very good.
|photo credit: Carol Rosegg|
I really enjoyed the show and I think it’s a shame that it couldn’t run longer. The audience last night was extremely attentive and enthusiastic, which was nice to see. I got my ticket from TDF and was in the sixth row orchestra, so if you’re not doing anything else this week, you could do worse than pick up a cheapie ticket and check it out.