When August Wilson died in 2005, he left behind a mammoth theatrical achievement: the Pittsburgh Cycle, a series of ten plays, with each one touching on a decade in the 20th Century. Two of these offerings -- 1985's Fences and 1989's The Piano Lesson -- earned the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Joe Turner's Come and Gone were among several others than earned almost universal acclaim. The response to Radio Golf, Wilson's final effort, which premiered on Broadway in 2007, couldn't quite compare in terms of enthusiasm; the New York Times of that production was positive but fairly muted. Still, Wilson completists won't want to miss the local production of his final statement, which is nearing the end of its run at the Space Theatre, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. If Radio Golf isn't the most celebrated of Wilson's works, it caps off what is inarguably one of the greatest achivements in recent theater history.
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Tonight's performance of Radio Golf begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are $36 and up, with stagings continuing through April 25. Learn more at 303-893-4100 or the Radio Golf page at www.denvercenter.org.
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