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Fences

April 10 - May 1, 2016

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

Fences

Presented by:

By August Wilson

Troy Maxson is a former Negro League homerun king forced into retirement before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946. It’s now a decade later, and he struggles as a Pittsburgh garbage man – barely making ends meet. His youngest son, Cory, is a promising high school football star who bears the brunt of the devils that only Troy can see. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s Fences explores the evolving African-American experience on the brink of the Civil Rights Movement.

Presented by VF Corporation

SPECIAL EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER AND MUSEUM
(these events will take place at the ICRCM, 134 South Elm Street)

Saturday, April 16 - Documentary Screening: "The Ground on Which I Stand"
12:00 p.m. | FREE

Saturday, April 23 - Panel Discussion: August Wilson's FENCES and Cash Crop
2:00 p.m. | FREE

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Showtimes

2016
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
Sun, Apr 107:30pm
Apr 11
Tue, Apr 127:30pm
Wed, Apr 137:30pm
Thu, Apr 147:30pm
Fri, Apr 158:00pm
Sat, Apr 168:00pm
Sun, Apr 172:00pm7:30pm
Apr 18
Tue, Apr 197:30pm
Wed, Apr 2010:30am7:30pm
Thu, Apr 217:30pm
Fri, Apr 228:00pm
Sat, Apr 238:00pm
Sun, Apr 242:00pm7:30pm
Apr 25
Tue, Apr 267:30pm
Wed, Apr 2710:30am7:30pm
Thu, Apr 287:30pm
Fri, Apr 298:00pm
Sat, Apr 308:00pm
Sun, May 12:00pm7:30pm
May 2
May 3
May 4
May 5
May 6
May 7

Creative Team

Director
Tamera N. Izlar
Scenic Designer
Natalie Taylor Hart
Costume Designer
Samantha C. Jones
Lighting Designer
Miriam Nilofa Crowe
Sound Designer
Gabriel Clausen
Music Director
Cassandra Lowe Williams
Choreographer
Robin Gee
Dramaturg
Bryan Conger
Vocal Coach
Fight Choreographer
Jim Wren
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails
InSight Speaker
Dr. Sandra Shannon

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News & Reviews Fences

Reviews:

Triad Stage presents 'Fences'
News & Record
April 17, 2016

“Fences” by August Wilson is a quintessential American play, up there with “Death of a Salesman” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards, it is the jewel in Wilson’s 10-part “Pittsburgh Cycle,” a collection of plays depicting African American life over a century, with most set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh where Wilson was born.

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News:

Triad Stage brings August Wilson drama 'Fences' to Greensboro
News & Record
April 14, 2016

 Throughout its 15 seasons, Triad Stage has brought the works of the 20th century’s best playwrights to downtown Greensboro, from Tennessee Williams to Henrik Ibsen. That tradition continues Friday when August Wilson’s “Fences” opens at Triad Stage.

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Press Releases:

Triad Stage presents American Classic FENCES
March 14, 2016

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