Radio Golf Opens in D.C.
By Wayne A. Young
Radio Golf, the late August Wilson's final work in his 10 play Century Cycle, the historic decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, is playing in Washington at the Studio Theater.
Radio Golf was Wilson's ninth play produced on Broadway and the ninth to be nominated for the Best Play Tony Award. Though it played only 64 performances and 17 previews on Broadway, I found it to be his most interesting of his plays.
Wilson’s 10 play Century Cycle:
1900s - Gem of the Ocean
1910s - Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1920s - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1930s - The Piano Lesson
1940s - Seven Guitars
1950s - Fences
1960s - Two Trains Running
1970s - Jitney
1980s - King Hedley II
1990s - Radio Golf
Wilson set all of the plays in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, except Ma Rainey, which is set in Chicago.
Radio Golf is now at the Studio Theater, 1501 14th Street, NW, through June 28. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturday 8p, Sunday 7p. Select Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 8p. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday 2p. Tickets $34 -$61. Senior, Military and Group (10 or more) discounts available. Tickets and Parking info: 202-332-3300.