MAY 2 – JUly 1
By August Wilson
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Run time: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Husband, father, former athlete, garbage collector – 53-year old Troy struggles to define himself both inside and out of his 1950s Pittsburgh home. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Fences asks “What makes us choose the things we keep at a distance and what we decide to let in?”
This will be the seventh of Wilson’s 10-play “American Century Cycle” that the Playhouse has staged.
Director Lou Bellamy (Obie award for Two Trains Running) is the founding Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company, which has produced more August Wilson productions than any company in the world, including the premiere of Jitney!
ASL interpreted performance: Wednesday, May 9.
May 20th - after matinee
In honor of Mental Health Month - The Black Community & Mental Health: A panel discussion aimed at dismantling barriers and addressing the needs of mental health access and services for the Black Community.
June 10th - after matinee
In honor of Fathers Day - Black Fathers & Their Sons: An intimate conversational experience - what we say, what we wished we said, and the things rarely heard outside the black home.
Click on a photo below for bios.
Assistant to the Director Tina Mascaro
Stage Manager David Levine*
Assistant Stage Manager Lilo Alfaro
Scenic Designer Dan Meeker
Lighting Designer Dan Meeker
Co-Costume Designers Sydney Dufka, Alex Meadows
Sound Designer Brian Peterson
Properties Designer Evelyn D. Tyler
Master Carpenter Brent Hall
Master Electrician Owen Walz
Sound Engineer Rory Breshears
Master Carpenter Jen Levear
THANK YOU TO OUR FENCES SHOW SPONSORS
Jon Betlinski, Karen Fink, Judy & Greg Kafoury, Kinsman Foundation, Steve & Mikki Lipsey, Newman's Own, Oregon Cultural Trust