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138 West 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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Closed July 10, 2010

Mr. Washington and Ms. Davis prove that lovers don't have to be as young and star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet to generate shiver-making heat and pathos.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Fences?

Fences is one of the ten plays in August Wilson's sweeping Pittsburgh Cycle, focusing on the 20th century African-American experience. Fences takes place over eight years from 1957 to 1965.

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the drama follows Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues, now reduced to collecting trash.

Troy must deal with his headstrong football-player son, who has a chance to go so much further than he did, and with his wife, who reevaluates their marriage when Troy comes home with the baby he fathered with another woman. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Previews from 14th April 2010
Opening night 26th April 2010
Closes 11th July 2010

Audience: Fences is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards 

Run time : Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute interms=ission


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Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -




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Opening night: 14 April 2010


Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Viola Davis

10 Nominations
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music: Branford Marsalis
Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Viola Davis
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Stephen McKinley Henderson
Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Santo Loquasto
Best Costume Design of a Play: Constanza Romero
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Brian MacDevitt
Best Sound Design of a Play: Acme Sound Partners.

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31 reviews, average rating: (4.6 Stars)

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