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Esau Pritchett and Portia; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Esau Pritchett and G. Alverez Reid; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Phil McGlaston, Portia, Jared McNeil, Esau Pritchett; Photo: T. Charles Erickson
Phil McGlaston, G. Alverez Reid, Portia, Esau Pritchett, Jared McNeil
Esau Pritchett; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Chris Myers, Esau Pritchett, Portia, G. Alverez Reid; Photo: T. Charles Erickson
Portia; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Taylor Dior and Chris Myers; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Taylor Dior; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
Esau Pritchett; Photo by T.Charles Erickson
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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
GRACEFUL DIRECTION
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- New Haven Register

"GO NOW!
"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

 

Phylicia Rashad
PHYLICIA RASHAD

Watch Video Interview
• Read her bio
• "It's a play about life" 
    - Read blog post

 

•  Actor Spotlight: Esau Pritchett and Portia

"It's a play about life"  Phylicia Rashad dicusses Fences

 • Sam Bankhead: Possible inspiration for Troy Maxson in Fences?

First Rehearsal with pictures and remarks by Phylicia Rashad and Gordon Edelstein

Watch Sunday Symposium  made possible in part by
CT Humanities

• Watch Interview with Phylicia  Rashad

• How did we put that tree on the stage... 

• Watch Trailer Video

• Watch Promo Video

Meet ESOSA, Costume Designer for Fences

• PBS interview with August Wilson, 1988 – Bill Moyers

Offstage Online

On August Wilson

On The Century Cycle

On Winds of Change

Taylor Dior
Phil McGlaston
Jared McNeill
Chris Myers
Portia
Esau Pritchett
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 

 

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