The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring to the Spriet Stage a contemporary classic, August Wilson’S FENCES. One of the most honoured plays in American theatre, winning the Pulitzer Prize along with Tony and Drama Desk awards for best new play, August Wilson’S FENCES will take the Spriet Stage from March 19 to April 6. The Title Sponsor is Tricar.
“August Wilson’s Fences is a play that is grounded in gritty realism, while sailing into lyrical inspiration at the same time,” said Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director. “This production leaves me both uplifted and devastated – it is truly brilliant writing.”
Directed by DJANET SEARS and starring NIGEL SHAWN WILLIAMS as Troy, August Wilson‘S FENCES is a play about family. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, this play tells the story of a former Negro League baseball star that 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.