Fences

Character: Rose

Directed by: Kenny Leon

Written by: August Wilson

Produced by: Carole Shorenstein Hays, Scott Rudin

Cast Members: Denzel Washington, Chris Chalk, SaCha Stewart-Coleman, Eden Duncan-Smith, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson

Venue: Cort Theatre

Production Dates: Apr 26 - Jul 11, 2010

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society.

Script developed by Never Enough Design