Spriet Stage

August Wilson's
Fences

"A MASTERPIECE." - Variety

"A hallmark of American theatre." - The Guardian

August Wilson's
Fences

 
 
Directed by Djanet Sears
Starring Nigel Shawn Williams

March 19 to April 6, 2019
Spriet Stage
Opens March 22

In Pittsburgh in the 1950s, former Negro League baseball star Troy Maxson now supports his family by working as a trash collector. This modern classic from legendary playwright August Wilson sits at the crossroads of cultural change in America, set during the 50s and 60s Civil Rights Movement. With a creative team of Canada's leading theatre artists, you'll see why this is one of the most honoured plays of the American theatre, recently adapted as an Academy Award-winning film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

“A contemporary classic – the play is grounded in gritty realism while sailing into lyrical inspiration at the same time. It leaves me both uplifted and devastated. That’s brilliant writing.” – Dennis Garnhum

Content Notes

Strong language, depictions of violence (grades 9+)

Open Caption performances Friday, April 5 at 8:00pm and Saturday, April 6 at 2:00pm.  Learn more »

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The Wednesday Speakeasy
March 20
March 27
April 3

Pre-show Theatre Talk with James Stewart Reaney
Wednesday, April 3 at 12pm

Study Guide

Access our study guide for August Wilson's Fences

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August Wilson's Fences

The Cast

Peter N. Bailey
Gabriel
Christopher Bautista
Lyons
Dylan Hough
Raynell
Ngabo Nabea
Cory
E. B. Smith
Jim Bono
Ordena Stephens-Thompson
Rose
Nigel Shawn Williams
Troy

Production Team

Djanet Sears
Director
Astrid Janson
Set Designer
Rachel Forbes
Costume Designer
Jason Hand
Lighting Designer
Verne Good
Sound Designer
Beatrice Campbell
Stage Manager
Suzanne McArthur
Assistant Stage Manager
Taryn Dougall
Apprentice Stage Manager
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