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This version of the final play of Wilson's 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle was gripping, tightly directed by Lou Bellamy -- better then the four other versions I've seen, and that includes Broadway.

Best Plays of 2009
by Christopher Rawson

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 2009


 
The show, which received a lyrical production at the St Paul playhouse by Lou Bellamy, will run in the 486-seat theater of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture Nov. 14-15 with the original cast.

Penumbra Theatre takes August Wilson's last play to his hometown
by Rohan Preston

Star Tribune, November 6, 2009
 


 
August Wilson wrote ten plays chronicling, probing and revealing the African-American experience in the 20th century, setting each play in a different decade. It's a remarkable, some might say unequaled, achievement in modern theater.

Penumbra Theater stages final Wilson work 'Radio Golf'
by Chris Roberts

All Things Considered, Minnesota Public Radio, October 12, 2009
 


 
Radio Golf is the kind of show that sneaks up on you, at first seeming to lack the grand ambitions of the early works in playwright August Wilson's cycle of 20th-century dramas, until the old ghosts sneakily make their presence felt.

Theater Spotlight: Radio Golf
by Quinton Skinner

City Pages, October 5, 2009



...what director Lou Bellamy has achieved with his production of "Golf," which opened Thursday at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, is something to sing about.

Perfecting his swing
by Rohan Preston

Star Tribune, October 2, 2009
 



In "Radio Golf," August Wilson attempts to put a capstone on his 10-play chronicle of the black experience in 20th century America. It's the kind of seemingly impossible task the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner relished.

'Radio Golf,' the last in August Wilson's 10-play cycle, not up to par with the rest
by Dominic P. Papatola

Pioneer Press, October 2, 2009


 
Radio Golf is part of Penumbra's project to produce the entirety of Wilson's Century Cycle over the course of five years, and itís worth remembering that, for Twin Citians, seeing these plays done this way by the people who knew and loved Wilson best is an extraordinary opportunity. No theater in the country does these plays better, and in a perfect world they would be required viewing by everyone.

Radio Golf @ Penumbra Theater
by Tad Simons

The Morning After, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, October 2, 2009
 


 
The world is a better place with Penumbra returning to its task of staging August Wilson's 10-play cycle with Lou Bellamy at the helm.

Radio Golf
by Quinton Skinner

City Pages, October 1, 2009
 


 
Accompanied by Lou Bellamy's seasoned direction, the Penumbra's production is likely to ring paricularly true to the playwright's voice and vision.

Radio Golf: A play for our time
by Marianne Combs

Minnesota Public Radio, September 30, 2009
 



"I think we've got something special," said Lou Bellamy, who has directed all of his late friend's plays (including this one, in a Kansas City production). "I'd give almost anything to have August back to see and hear it."

'Radio Golf' comes home to Penumbra
by Rohan Preston

Star Tribune, September 26, 2009