On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
In association with McCarter Theatre Center
November 27 - December 22, 2013
"THIS FENCES IS THE REAL DEAL. GO!"
"A WINNER ALL THE WAY."
- New Haven Review
"EVERYBODY SHINES UNDER RASHAD'S
- New Haven Register
"Rashad has assembled a superb company of actors and showcased them in a lucid and beautiful physical production."
"Trust me. You don’t want to miss this one."
- CT Post
G. Alverez Reid
About the Play
Troy Maxson found glory in his youth battling fastballs on the outside corner in the Negro Leagues. But now it’s the 1950s – his opportunity to play in the major leagues has passed and he’s a garbage man. He struggles to provide for his family, trying to contain his bitterness as he seeks solace by spinning tales on his front porch. Because of his race Troy is left in a world where life’s daily battles take on the scope of epic conflict. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by August Wilson, part of his renowned Century Cycle, introduces one of the truly unforgettable characters of the American stage to Long Wharf Theatre audiences.
“Mr. Wilson is a major writer, combining a poet’s
ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor.”
-The New York Times
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Director - Phylicia Rashad
Set Design - John Iacovelli
Costume Design - ESOSA
Lighting Design - Xavier Pierce
Sound Design - John Gromada
Hair & Wig Design - J. Jared Janas & Rob Greene
Fight Director - Michael Rossmy
Production Stage Manager - David Blackwell
Assistant Stage Manager - Amy Patricia Stern
Casting by - Calleri Casting