Austene Van
Austene Van
James Craven and Austene Van will star as Harmond and Mame Wilks in the Penumbra Theatre Company's production of August Wilson's Radio Golf, October 1-25. Lou Bellamy will direct.

Set in 1997, the play tells the story of Harmond Wilks who wants to become Pittsburgh's first black mayor. His ticket to win the election rides on redeveloping the "Hill District," the neighborhood he grew up in. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets get revealed that could be his undoing.

The cast will also include Kevin D. West (Roosevelt Hicks), Terry Bellamy (Sterling Johnson), and Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Elder Joseph Barlow). The creative team will include Vicki M. Smith (scenic designer), Michelle Habeck (lighting designer), Martin Gwinup (sound designer), and Mathew J. LeFebvre (costume designer).

The play is the final installment in Wilson's ten-play project to chronicle the African American experience decade by decade throughout the 20th century, which he completed shortly before his death in 2005.

For more information, visit www.penumbratheatre.org.