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Then VS. Now: The Evolution of August Wilson's Radio Golf!

From final dress in February 2020, to a guest appearance by comedian Hasan Minhaj in August 2021, to the first week of rehearsals for its long-awaited return to the stage in November 2021, the set of August Wilson’s Radio Golf has seen a lot over the last 19 months.

We’re taking a look back at the evolution of Two River’s longest-living set!

JANUARY 2020: SET RENDERINGS

Phase One of Radio Golf’s set evolution started way back in January 2020 with Scenic Designer Ed Hayne’s set renderings. Using the detailed concept of Ed’s design, our talented team of creatives got to work on making this vision a reality.

FEBRUARY 2020: FINAL DRESS

February 2020 saw the start of rehearsals for our 6th production in Wilson’s iconic 10-play series, The American Century Cycle.

The artists and production team of August Wilson’s Radio Golf posed for a photo after final dress rehearsal on February 28/2020.

Photo by T Charles Erickson

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2020: PERFORMANCES

August Wilson’s Radio Golf starts performances on February 29/2020  and officially opens on March 6. The critically acclaimed production is forced to shut down on March 12 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

These are press photos from the 2020 run featuring Wayne Dehart, Nathan James, Carl Hendrick Louis and Robbie Williams.

Photos by T. Charles Erickson.

FEBRUARY 2021: RADIO GOLF SET TURNS ONE!

Somehow, 12 months went by.

Relegated to an indefinite future waiting in the darkened wings of a quiet Rechnitz Theater, the set of August Wilson’s Radio Golf turned one (Birthdate: February 25/ 2020)!

Members of the production team, Fiona Malone, Duane Noch, Christian Dilks, Colleen Dolan, and Jackie Deniz Young, celebrated the longest set to ever stay up at Two River Theater with a small gathering and individually packaged cakes.

AUGUST 2021: HASAN MINHAJ'S "EXPERIMENT TIME"

In August 2021, we welcomed audiences back to Two River for our first indoor event in 16 long months! Comedian Hasan Minhaj performed his new standup show Experiment Time amidst the still-standing set of August Wilson’s Radio Golf.

Though Minhaj joked “This isn’t my set, I don’t know where I am,” we were thrilled to have life on our stage at last!

OCTOBER 2021: LIGHTS UP AT LAST

August Wilson’s Radio Golf Returns!

On October 20/2021 rehearsals began again! Director Brandon J. Dirden snapped a selfie with cast members Toccarra Cash, Wayne DeHart, Carl Hendrick Louis, Nathan James and Robbie Williams, Production Assistant Adrian Griffey and Artistic Assistant Emma Y. Lai!

Performances begin Nov 6 and run through Nov 21.

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