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    August Wilson's "Fences"

    Presented by at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    September 11-October 11, 2009

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    August Wilson's "Fences"

    When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Troy Maxson turned against a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees his world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Fences is the sixth chapter in August Wilson's...

    When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Troy Maxson turned against a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees his world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Fences is the sixth chapter in August Wilson's groundbreaking ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the 20th century and the ninth of his plays to be staged by the Huntington, one of Wilson's longstanding artistic homes. Directed by Kenny Leon

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

    *Related Special Events - FREE with the purchase of a ticket:

    August Wilson's Legacy: Monday, 9/14 @ 7:30pm at the Mainstage at the Media Arts Building, Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. A celebration of Wilson's work and a look ahead with a panel of a new generation of artists of color. FREE - no Fences ticket required.

    Sneak Preview: Tuesday, 9/15 @ 6:30pm. Pre-show discussion with members of the artistic team about the play.

    Out & About Club: Thursday, 9/17. G.L.B.T. audience members are invited to a post-show party at the theatre.

    Humanities Forum: Sunday, 9/20. A lively post-performance session on the historical and literary context of the show.

    Actors Forum: Thursday, 9/24 and Wednesday, 10/7. Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance.

    Photos: August Wilson, John Beasley, Crystal Fox, Bill Nunn, and Warner Miller


    Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:
    $20-$82.50 $25 "35 Below" tickets for patrons 35 years and younger (valid I.D. required). $5 senior and military discounts. $10 Subscriber and B.U. Community discounts. $20 back row of the balcony (limited availability). $15 student rush seats (available two hours before curtain time for each performance).


    General Day and Time Info:
    Fri. 9/11 @ 8pm
    Sat. 9/12 @ 8pm
    Sun. 9/13 @ 7pm
    Tues. 9/15 @ 7:30pm*
    Wed. 9/16 @ 7pm
    Thurs. 9/17 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 9/18 @ 8pm
    Sat. 9/19 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 9/20 @ 2pm*
    Tues. 9/22 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 9/23 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 9/24 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 9/25 @ 8pm
    Sat. 9/26 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 9/27 @ 2pm
    Wed. 9/30 @ 7:30pm
    Thurs. 10/1 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 10/2 @ 8pm
    Sat. 10/3 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 10/4 @ 2pm and 7pm
    Tues. 10/6 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 10/7 @ 2pm* and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 10/8 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 10/9 @ 8pm
    Sat. 10/10 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 10/11 @ 2pm

    Phone: 617 266-0800


    Accessibility Info:

    ASL-Interpreted performance: Friday, October 9 @ 8pm


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    • Event Name: August Wilson's "Fences"
      "took me back"
      Comment posted by: joice burwell from boston, ma, Oct 02, 2009

      read the play years ago, saw the play on sunday. I cried for Troy, for Rose and Gabe. Their pain, their dreams and the great love for each other. Really, I can't remember ever crying at a stage... Expand

    • Event Name: August Wilson's "Fences"
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Powerful performances all around"
      Review posted by: Laura Delaney from Boston, MA , Oct 02, 2009

      August Wilson is a masterful artist, and this production honors his skills as a wordsmith, storyteller, and historian. Powerful performances from everyone - the play sweeps you up and touches all of... Expand

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