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.