We are thrilled to welcome you to August Wilson’s Fences. Wilson is one of the greatest voices of American theater. His masterpiece script Fences debuted in 1985 and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, among many other theater honors. Wilson created the seminal ten-play “American Century Cycle”, of which Fences was the third work.
Wilson’s language, emotional potency, and relevance make his plays sought after by patrons and artists alike. It’s exciting to present the next generation’s vision of this important work. We’re honored to share Director Monty Cole’s bold staging as it illuminates the language anew.
August Wilson famously asked, “What do you do with legacy, and how do you best put it to use?”
Numerous generations – from Wilson historians, collaborators that knew him personally, returning audience members, to those experiencing his work for the first time – know exactly what to do with his legacy.
We pass it on.
We reflect our humanity past, present, and future.
– Gwendolyn Whiteside