August Wilson 'dying'

TextWilson's play "Radio Golf" is enjoying a well-received, laugh-filled run at the Mark Taper Forum. Today comes word out of Seattle, however, that the 60-year-old playwright has liver cancer and is making final preparations. "It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a just-published story. "I've lived a blessed life. I'm ready." "Radio Golf" is the tenth and final entry in a cycle of Wilson plays all set in an African American section of Pittsburgh. Steven Leigh Morris reviews it in the current LA Weekly.


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