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 Theatre Company, one of Wilson’s longstanding artistic homes.
When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Troy Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love.
by August Wilson
directed by Kenny Leon
Brandon J. Dirden
(at select performances) Hyacinth Tauriac
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, scenic design
Mariann Verheyen, costume design
Ann Wrightson, lighting design
Ben Emerson, sound design
Dwight D. Andrews, music direction & original music
Alaine Alldaffer, casting
Leslie Sears, production stage manager
Vanessa Coakley, stage manager
Photos by Eric Antoniou (tag archive).