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Lou Bellamy, Artistic Director of the Penumbra Theatre, will direct the Cleveland Play House production of Radio Golf, the finale of playwright August Wilson's ten-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century. A co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Radio Golf will begin in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square on Friday, February 10 and run through Sunday, March 4, 2012.

Set in Pittsburgh in 1997, the play centers on Harmond Wilks, a bright, engaging, Ivy-League educated man who grew up in "the Hill." He has returned to work in his father's real estate company and is running for mayor. The idealistic young politician and his ambitious college friend Roosevelt Hicks are organizing an urban renewal in the neighborhood. When Elder Joseph Barlow disputes their claim of the rights on one of the houses, it sets off a storm of controversy that may jeopardize the project and Wilks' mayoral campaign, as well as a very real question about the value of heritage compared to the necessity of progress.

The cast includes James Craven (Harmond Wilks), David Alan Anderson (Roosevelt Hicks), Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Elder Joseph Barlow), Austene Van (Mame Wilks), and Terry Bellamy (Sterling Johnson).

The design team includes Vicki Smith (scenic design), Don Darnutzer (lighting design), Karen Perry (costume design), and Todd Mack Reischman (sound design).

Cleveland Play House will be sponsoring events during the run of Radio Golf that use the play as a way of connecting patrons to the challenges African-Americans face every day in advancing their civic and corporate careers.

Click here for more information and Radio Golf tickets.

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