AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES
SEPTEMBER 17, 18, 19
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Drama | Due to adult language and themes,
Fences is recommended for ages sixteen and up.
Starring: Alfred Lance, Ashley Baker, Evan Carrington, Sedric Willis, Darryl Spence, Charles Lewis, and Pelina Nyakundi
Directed by Alliyah Thorpe
Stage Managed by Anthony McIver
Dramaturgical work by John Gillespie
From legendary playwright August Wilson comes the powerful, stunning dramatic masterpiece that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.
Troy Maxson’s yard is his refuge. A sanctuary where, at long last, the grass is finally green. But it can always be greener, right? Troy’s story is both unique and universal — a portrait of the unsteady bridge between fathers and sons, and the wives and mothers who stand cheering for both sides while hanging their own dreams out to dry. A story strong enough to bear the weight of injustice and yearning and love, at its best and its most destructive. And it’s bigger — it’s more — than all of that. Fences is a modern classic, a play that deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. A lyrical, heartbreaking love song sung in August Wilson’s unparalleled poetry, about people whose hearts beat vast and deep.
Special Event: Join us for a special talk-back immediately after our performance on September 17th. featuring the cast and crew of Fences and led by dramaturge and Cecil County resident, John Gillespie.
August Wilson's Fences Is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.