The Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis announces the stage productions of “In The Heights” and ‘Radio Golf’ coming to the theatre soon.
In The Heights
“In The Heights” is a musical that won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. It was written from a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Its music and lyrics were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The play is set in the Washington Heights area of New York City, and follows Nina, who has just returned home from her freshman year at Stanford. She is contemplating not returning to school, which her parents have worked so hard for her to attend. Other characters in the production include Usnavi, a bodega owner, who has a dream of winning the lottery and returning to his native home in the Dominican Republic, as well as Nina’s other friends, who make some interesting discoveries about one another during that particular summer.
This musical runs from August 13 to September 6, 2015, with shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30p.m., Saturday matinees at 2p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3p.m..
“Radio Golf” is set in a 1997 Pittsburgh neighborhood, where homes are scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new real estate project that will help a candidate become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh. When the candidate, Harmond Wilkes learns that a particular house was acquired illegally from the owner, he offers to pay her fair market value for the house, but she refuses, and Wilkes decides to build around the house. Also, Roosevelt Hicks, a vice-president of Mellon Bank, and a friend of Wilkes has been approached by Bernie Smith to help him acquire a local radio station at less than market value. The confict continues between the characters’ ambitions and their senses of neighborhood heritage.
Radio Golf was August Wilson’s last play before he died in August 2005. It is also the final chapter in “The Pittsburgh Cycle.” The show dates at Theatre Memphis will be September 10 – October 11, 2015, with show times on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30p.m., Saturday matinees at 2p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3p.m.
Tickets for the above performances can be obtained online at the Hattiloo Theatre, or by calling (901)525-0009. They may also be purchased at the box office Tuesday – Saturday 10a.m. – 2p.m. and one hour before each performance. Hattiloo Theatre is located at 37 North Cooper Street, Memphis, Tennessee.
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