August Wilson's Fences

August Wilson's Fences

Directed by Wren T. Brown

Thursday, April 05 - Saturday, April 21, 2018
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August Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award, is widely regarded as one of the finest playwrights ever to write for the American stage. His American Century Cycle, which traces the African-American experience through ten plays, each set in a different decade, stands as a staggering achievement. Fences, the sixth play in the Cycle, revolves around the life of garbage collector Troy Maxson. When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love. Fences won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Actor, and Best Featured Actress; the Pulitzer Prize; and a Drama Desk Award. The 2012 Broadway revival received a record 10 Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Fresh off the Academy Award-winning film version, Fences is a sensational drama that will move you deeply, staying with you long after you leave the theater.

Cast (click on photos to the right for bios):

Esau Pritchett: Troy Maxson
Julanne Chidi Hill: Rose
Bradford Barnes: Lyons
Leonard Earl Howze: Jim Bono
Darryl Alan Reed: Gabriel
Jay Reeves: Cory
Nylah Langford: Raynell

Related Special Event: Discussion with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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