August Wilson's Fences is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Fences is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two-time Tony Award-winner, and one of the most groundbreaking plays of the 20th century.
“One of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn't just moved. I was transfixed." - New York Post
"A blockbuster and a major American play." - New York Daily News
Previews (November 2 & 3)
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Regular Performances (November 4 - 20)
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm
Talk Back with the cast after the Sunday matinee performances.
Study Guide for the production
Recommended age: 13 and up
Content/Trigger Warnings: Strong language, racial slurs, violence, adultery
Feature article on actor Daniel Danielson
Video from Channel 3 WFSB
CT Critics: B. Goldberg
One Man's Opinion (YouTube)
In The Spotlight
Patch: N. Sasso Janis
Photos: Meredith Longo
Eric Carter (Bono) South Camden Theater Company: Martin Luther King THE MOUNTAINTOP; Azuka Theater Company: Damon SUNSET BABY; Plays and Players Theater: Biff DEATH OF A SALESMAN; Theatre in the X: Catesby RICHARD lll.
Yvette Monique Clark* (Rose) Utah Shakespeare Festival: Willeta Mayer TROUBLE IN MIND, Countess Rousillion ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre: Ursula THE LITTLE MERMAID; Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Aunt Jackie IN THE UPPER ROOM International Tour: Nell AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
Daniel Danielson (Gabriel) NYC Theater: Satchel Page THE BLACK BABE RUTH. TV: LAW AND ORDER, BULL, and THE BLACKLIST! Daniel studied Digital Media Production at the University of Hartford. Currently residing in Harlem NYC, Daniel was raised in Canton, CT. Read about Daniel in this feature article.
Nestor Garland (Lyons) John Cullum Theatre: Peter SURPRISE, Ralph SALLY HAS ISSUES; Gallery Players Theatre: Lionel ROOFTOP THANKSGIVING; The Players Theatre: Will THE BROTHER.
Khalfani Louis (Cory) Regional credits: Hedgerow Theatre Company: Valentine TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Ithaca Shakespeare Company: Count Paris ROMEO AND JULIET; Evergreen Theatre Collective: Cinesias LYSISTRATA.
Jamil A.C. Mangan* (Troy Maxson) TheaterWorks Hartford: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. THE MOUNTAINTOP; Everyman Theatre: Harmond RADIO GOLF; Arts Bank Theatre: Boy Willie THE PIANO LESSON; TV: BLUE BLOODS, GOTHAM , THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND: AUGUST WILSON
Sahana Arulampalam (Raynell) is making her theatrical debut as Raynell! Sahana is a 4th grader at CREC Montessori Magnet. This is her acting debut! In her free time she enjoys ballet, piano and Hartford Travel Soccer (Go Pink Ladies!). Sahana is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and lives in Hartford with her parents, dog and 4 little siblings. She thanks you for coming to see the show!
Gibson Quinn (Raynell) is making her theatrical debut as Raynell! She is presently a 5th grade student at Squadron Line Elementary School. Gibson comes from a musical and artistic family and, in addition to her singing, she also plays piano and clarinet. Gibson lives in Simsbury, CT with her parents, dog Pita and cat Ginger. She welcomes you and hopes you enjoy the show!
Kenney M. Green (Director) is a member of Actors’ Equity, Screen Actors Guild and Society for Directors and Choreographers . Directing Credits: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, THE MOUNTAINTOP, THE FULL MONTY, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL & THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, to name a few. As an actor, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (National Tour), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (European Tour)
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.