Trinity Rep Welcomes Return of August Wilson’s Fences After 30 Years

The iconic playwright’s magnum opus dives into the segregated 1950s and a family’s struggles


This March, Trinity Repertory Company stage will once again be graced by the powerful narrative of August Wilson’s Fences, marking its return for the first time in over three decades. Running from March 21 to April 28, as part of Trinity Rep’s 60th Anniversary Season, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama offers a riveting exploration of family, pride, and the African American experience in the 1950s.

Fences introduces us to Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player turned sanitation worker in segregated 1950s Pittsburgh. The play delves into the complexities of Troy's relationships with his family, revealing a man struggling with the constraints of his circumstances and the responsibilities of love and fatherhood.

Under the direction of Christopher Windom, this production of Fences promises a fresh perspective on Wilson’s classic. The cast includes Kelvin Roston, Jr. as Troy Maxson, bringing his extensive experience with Wilson’s works to the role, and Jackie Davis as Rose Maxson, highlighting the strength and complexity of one of Wilson’s most iconic female characters.

The return of this seminal work to Trinity Rep’s stage underscores the theater’s commitment to presenting narratives that resonate with and reflect the community's diverse experiences. For tickets and additional information, visit Trinity Rep's website.


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