FENCES — A Play by August Wilson
Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay
Presented at The Soul Rebel new home: 1501 First Ave, Watervliet, New York 12189 exit 8 on 787 from Albany. We are at the corner of 15th street and First Ave across from The Senior home near City Hall.
Featuring: Emmett Ferris, Corey Ellis, Keyonn Everett, Frederick Jones, Donald Hyman, Sharon DeSilva, Autumn Wafer
Friday & Saturday September 19 & 20 at 8:00 pm
Sunday September 21 at 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday September 26 & 27 at 8:00 pm
Sunday September 28 at 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday October 3 & 4 at 8:00 pm
Sunday October 5 at 4:00 pm
General admission Price: $10.00
Students & Seniors $8.00
For more information, call 518-833-2621
Arguably August Wilson’s most renowned work, Fences explores the life and relationships of the Maxson family. This moving drama was written in 1983 and earned Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize.
The protagonist, Troy Maxson is a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete. Though deeply flawed, he represents the struggle for justice and fair treatment during the 1950s. Troy also represents human nature’s reluctance to recognize and accept social change. In the playwright’s setting description, symbols connected to his character can be found: the house, the incomplete fence, the porch, and the makeshift baseball tied to a tree branch.