SEPTEMBER 3 – OCTOBER 16, 2021
August Wilson’s FENCES
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Written by: August Wilson
Directed by: Monty Cole
This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and family. Ensemble member and award-winning actress Wandachristine plays “Rose Maxson”. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note (coming soon) and Backstage Guide (coming soon).
Sept 4 – Oct 17, 2021
(773) 654-3103 box office & for groups 6+
- Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday: 7:30pm
- Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday: 2:30pm
Additional shows on 9/8 & 10/11 @ 7:30pm; 10/14 @ 2:30pm.
No shows on 9/4 or 9/11 @ 3pm; no 10/16 @ 7:30pm
- Duration: 75 min; no intermission
- Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
- Ticket price: $25-$45
- Recommended for ages 14+
- Blues Views: we offer free post-show discussions on Sunday
CAST: TBA (Troy Maxson), TBA (Jim Bono), Wandachristine* (Rose Maxson), TBA (Lyons), TBA (Gabriel), TBA (Cory), and TBA (Raynell).
PRODUCTION TEAM: August Wilson (playwright), Monty Cole (director), TBA (scenic), TBA (lighting), TBA (costumes), TBA (composer / sound), Mary O’Dowd* (props), Cara Parrish* (stage manager), and Shandee Vaughan* (production manager).
* Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater.
We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, and Chicago Public Schools. We’re proud to announce our “Pediatric Previews” that donates proceeds of preview performances to children’s hospitals.
MORE INFORMATION ON AUGUST WILSON’S FENCES
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