This revival of the most celebrated play in August Wilson’s cycle, starred Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. More…
‘Fences’ centers on the Maxons, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1957. Patriarch Troy, a sanitation worker, is an embittered former player in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Matriarch Rose runs the household, stretching Troy’s meager paycheck to keep things going. Their teen son Cory is being recruited to play college football, a source of contention with his father. Also on the scene are Troy’s older son Lyons, brain-damaged brother Gabriel and drinking buddy Bono. The main action of the play takes places over a two-month period that changes the nature of the Maxons’ marriage and Cory’s path in life forever.
See it if you are a fan of August Wilson, as this is, arguably, the best of the 9-play cycle.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of American theater. This is as pure and good as it gets.
See it if Well written! This play has an exciting plot twist before the play ends.
Don't see it if This is a heartfelt play!! Don't go to this play if you don't like well developed characters. This is a must-see.
See it if you care about great writing. August Wilson is a master playwright whose works speak beautifully to the human condition.
Don't see it if you don't like long plays that are mostly talk with little action.
See it if You are a fan of great writing by August Wilson, as he explores Africa-American and masculinity themes.
Don't see it if Some of the lines seemed rushed in the production I saw but the overall power of Wilson's words still came through.
See it if You like stories that make you think and have good writing and acting
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with racial slurs or get confused when there are a lot of long monologues
See it if You care about black history and culture. You can stomach the painful truth of what life was like for our brothers as sisters of color.
Don't see it if You are a racist or get upset when you hear 'black lived matter' this show is clearly not for you