This emotionally-charged drama centers on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who later works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime because he was Black, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball, in the play that won two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
FENCES will be directed by Antonio “TJ” Johnson, who received a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction for his collaboration on Intrepid Theatre Company’s 2017 production of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2, & 3. Johnson has assembled a cast of San Diego all-stars to bring Wilson’s words to life.
Winner! 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Best Revival of a Play – 2010 Tony® Award
Winner! Outstanding Revival of a Play – 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
Winner! Outstanding Revival of a Play – 2010 Drama Desk Award
August Wilson is the recipient of the 1986 Whiting Award for Drama
“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
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French
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