Fences

This production has been made possible through the generous support from the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation.

January 22 - February 6 at 7:30pm

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, “Fences” depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker.

A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, “Fences” explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Winner of the 1987 Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

Cast

TROY MAXSON

JIM BONO

Troy's friend

ROSE

Troy's wife

LYONS

Troy's oldest son (by previous marriage)

GABRIEL

Troy's brother

CORY

Troy and Rose's son

RAYNELL

Troy's daughter

Production Staff

Directed by

Corlis Hayes

Technical Director/Production Designer

Rod Oden

Assistant Stage Manager

Diane Draper

Reviews

"One of the great characters in American drama. One of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn't just moved. I was transfixed." - New York Post

"A blockbuster and a major American play." - New York Daily News

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