August Wilson's "Fences"
September 11 - October 11, 2009
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