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Mon October 20, 2008
August Wilson's <i>Radio Golf</i>
A conversation with Radio Golf director Lou Bellamy, and some excerpts from a 2005 interview with the late playwright August Wilson.
By Susan B. Wilson and Sylvia Maria Gross
Kansas City, MO – Radio Golf was the tenth and final play in a Pulitzer- Prize winning series by August Wilson. He wrote one play for each decade of the 20th century. Radio Golf represented the 1990s, and was staged just before August Wilson died in 2005. Earlier that year, he was in Kansas City for a production of one of his other plays. And during those few days, he finished writing Radio Golf. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre is now performing that final work - previews began this weekend (October 17).
The late playwright August Wilson - who's been called the Bard of Black America - came to KCUR for an interview during that visit in 2005. He spoke with KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross about the play and how it fit into his larger work.
KCUR's Susan B. Wilson caught up with the director, Lou Bellamy - he's staged several of the productions of August Wilson's plays. And he's known for his direction of the playwright's work at his own Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.