Fences is a 1985 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle." Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.
Set mostly in 1957, a landmark year for the Civil Rights Movement and a time when much of the Black community felt caught between a violent and oppressive past and the possibility of a brighter future, Fences follows the story of Troy Maxson, an African American father and husband who feels a desperate need to provide for his family. Troy is a man with “something to say about everything,” and whose strong opinions and overbearing personality build emotional “fences” between himself and his wife and sons. As Troy struggles to find his purpose in life despite the many obstacles and prejudices that stand in his way, his actions force the members of his family to examine their own lives and their feelings about relationships, self-respect, power, commitment, birth, and death.
Auditions will be held on December 16 from 7-9PM & December 17 from 12-2PM.
Callbacks (if needed) on December 18 from 2-4PM - stay tuned for more details!
Friday, February 17, 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18, 7:30PM
Sunday, February 19, 2:00PM
Ticket cost $20
This show is rated PG-13
@202 N Main Street
Lexington, NC 27292