Fences comes to the stage at Long Beach Playhouse. Written by August Wilson, Fences debuted in 1985 with James Earl Jones as lead character Troy Maxson, a garbage collector struggling to provide for his family in 1950s Pittsburgh. While a talented baseball player in his youth, Troy could never fully join a Major League Baseball team due to his race, and the trauma and bitterness of that discrimination affects his relationships with wife Rose, and son Cory, who has his own ambitions in the sport. Join LB Playhouse's talented cast to experience Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play all over again in this powerful production.
Just months after its film version garnered Oscar and Golden Globe considerations (with an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis)