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by AUGUST WILSON
directed by DAVID GIRARD
DRAMA | The story of a man and a community at the crossroads. What is the price of success and what must be done to achieve it? What is the cost of progress and what is lost along the way? The great August Wilson’s final story in his epic 10-play cycle of the African American experience in the 20th Century. A theatrical event not to be missed.
“An elegy whispers beneath the energy that animates “Radio Golf,” the last play by August Wilson“— The New York Times
When a fortunate event finds you on your personal journey, you normally celebrate being discovered. While I jumped at the chance to direct this show, I struggled in my spirit with a sense of profound unworthiness.
August Wilson is one of my favorite playwrights, and the Pittsburgh Cycle has to be one of the greatest literary achievements. And, in that cycle, Radio Golf is my crowning jewel. You see, I pledged to never direct again unless it was Radio Golf. I honestly never thought I would get the chance to do it. My pledge is no longer intact.
The play drips with the themes of community, love, gentrification, ambition, and friendship. To me, the most important theme in the show is identity. Each character has to figure out who they think they are, who they truly are and who they will become. This resonates with me only because I feel we all grapple with this.
From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank my very talented cast and crew, everyone at ABET, and my wonderful wife. I sat in the classroom of this experience, listened, studied, and was tested. I pray you all enjoy this as much as I have.
JAMES F. WEBB III
director: DAVID GIRARD .
stage manager: CYNTHIA RIEGLER .
dramaturge: RAMONA RAMDEEN
set design: DAVID GIRARD, CLAIRE CIMINO
set dressing / props: CLAIRE CIMINO .
lighting design: BRYAN FRANK
scenic artist: MEGANNE JOHNSON
light and sound operator: SABINE LARSEN
stagehand: HUNTER STEINKE
set construction:TOM BARR, BRIAN JOHNSON, MEGANNE JOHNSON, GEORGE KRUER, PATRICK WILSON
graphic designer / PR photographer: CARYL BUTTERLEY
production photographer: SUSAN J ROCHE
window cling designer: SHEPHERD
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: THERESA ROOKEY AUDREY DEARBORN, WALTER KRUPINSKI, KEN ROOKEY SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY, JODI MOORE