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

All great plays are about family. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, a former Negro League baseball star now supports his family by working as a trash collector. The literal fence in the play is set in contrast to the poetic ones that Troy, his wife Rose, and his sons keep building up and trying to tear down. You’ll see why this is one of the most honoured plays of the American theatre, winning the Pulitzer Prize along with Tony and Drama Desk awards for best new play.

“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

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March 27
April 3

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

August Wilson's Fences

The Cast

Peter N. Bailey
Gabriel
Jordin Hall
Lyons
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
Beatrice Campbell
Stage Manager
Taryn Dougall
Apprentice Stage Manager
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