was proud to present on
By August Wilson and Directed by Anthony Bean
New Orleans, LA. September 6, 2008
The Anthony Bean Community Theater presents the Louisiana Premiere of the great American playwrights tenth and final work, 'Radio Golf'. It is sad and ironic that August Wilson died only days before his final play, Radio Golf, received its world premiere. Ironic because his life and his tenth play marked the end of his 20th century decade by decade depiction of the state of African American life in America. Radio Golf is directed by Anthony Bean. Performances take place September 19-21, 26-28
With Radio Golf Wilsons lifework comes full circle as Aunt Esters onetime home at 1839 Wylie Avenue (the setting of the cycles first play) is slated for demolition to make way for a slick new real estate venture aimed to boost both the depressed Hill District and Harmond Wilks (played by Wilbert L.Williams Jr.) chance of becoming the citys first black mayor. Harmond questions the obliteration of the past. But, there is no such question in his business partners mind. Roosevelt Hicks (played by Donald Lewis Jr.) is a vice-president in a local bank and he is primarily motivated by the money to be made. That is why he plays golf with white business men. Unsurprisingly, Wilks and Hicks become embroiled in deep conflict.
Harmond Wilks---Wilbert L. Williams Jr.
Mame Wilks---Gwendolyne Foxworth
Roodevelt Hicks___Donald Lewis Jr.
Sterling Johnson---Lionel J. Jackson
Elder Joseph Barlow---Harold X. Evans
Wilbert L. Williams Jr. Gwendolyne Foxworth