Oct 21 – Nov 22

By August Wilson
Directed by Clinton Turner Davis

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Please Note: Late seating for this production is very limited. The first opportunity for latecomers to be seated is approximately 25 minutes into the show. Also, this production contains the use of theatrical haze.

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What the critics are saying:

"One of the most memorable shows of the year."
–Baltimore Magazine

"Brilliant! You will not leave the way you came in."
–Maryland Theatre Guide

"Gripping! Registers with a visceral impact. The breadth and insight of Wilson's writing can be felt at every turn."
–Baltimore Sun

"Exceptional! Speaks across generations. Everyman's majestic production brings Wilson's words to life the way they were mean to – with passion, conviction, earthy humor and marrow-deep emotion."
–DC Theatre Scene

"Tremendous! Wilson's groundbreaking play is impressively revived."
–DC Metro Theater Arts

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two-time Tony Award-winner, and one of the most groundbreaking plays of the 20th century, Fences is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments, and challenging the realities of the American Dream. Troy Maxson, "one of the great characters in American drama" (New York Post), is a garbage collector and one-time home run king of the Negro baseball league. Shut out of the big leagues, Troy turned away from a world of unfulfilled dreams and denied opportunities. Now in the changing cultural landscape of the late 1950s, his youngest son, Cory, has become an emerging football star and sees the world through very different eyes. Troy must come to terms with his past or risk tearing his family apart at the seams. 

"Universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart." –New York Times

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Bryant Bentley Gary-Kayi Fletcher Alan Bomar Jones
 Joy Jones
Jason B. McIntosh Brayden Simpson

 Gabrielle Nance  Indigo Bleu Turner  

August Wilson, Playwright
Clinton Turner Davis, Director
James Fouchard, Scenic Design
Nancy Schertler, Lighting Design
David Burdick*, Costume Design
Elisheba Itoop, Sound Design
Lewis Shaw*, Fight Choreography
Jillian Mathews, Props Master

*Featured Resident Company Member 

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World of the Play: Saturday, November 7

Within Our Gates exhibition: November 7 – 22, Second Floor Lobby

Cast Conversations: Thursday, November 12


"Fences" Inspires New Collaboration Between Everyman Theatre and The Afro American Newspaper Archives
Monday, November 02, 2015
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A new partnership with Taharka Brothers Ice Cream
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Baseball's Color Line
Monday, October 05, 2015

Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play professional baseball in the major leagues in 1947. The Brooklyn Dodgers ended racial segregation in professional baseball by playing Robinson at second base. Prior to Robinson winning the MLB Rookie of the Year Award, however, there were many African American athletes who played ball in the Negro Leagues.  More >

"I left Pittsburgh but Pittsburgh never left me"
Monday, October 05, 2015

“I left Pittsburgh but Pittsburgh never left me,” said August Wilson. His hometown – specifically the Hill District that he was born in – never left him and haunted his writing, inspiring many of the people and events seen throughout The American Century Cycle. All but one of the plays in the Cycle take place in the neighborhood he knew so well.  More >

More Than Just Happy Days: A Look Into America, 1957
Friday, October 02, 2015

The 1950s was an era of booming economy, booming prosperity and baby boomers. There is a romanticized notion of the Leave It To Beaver 1950s complete with poodle skirts and Chevys that appears in the collective mind of many Americans. But underneath the seemingly positive and stable climate in 1950s America was an era of conflict and divide.  More >

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A celebration of a new ice cream flavor during Free Fall Baltimore
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Everyman Theatre was happy to take part in Free Fall Baltimore on Tuesday, October 20th. 250 audience members (a packed house!) attended a free performance of August Wilson's Fences that night. Along with the free performance, audience members were also treated to a taste of Taharka Brothers brand new ice cream flavor, Swinging for the Fences, inspired by the production.  More >

Official Photos for August Wilson's "Fences" are Here
Friday, October 23, 2015

Tonight marks the Opening Night performance of August Wilson's Fences. Check out the photos of the cast taken by photographer Stan Barouh.  More >

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WYPR's Tom Hall Speaks to Vincent Lancisi and Clinton Turner Davis
Friday, October 23, 2015

Everyman's Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi and Fences director Clinton Turner Davis spoke to Tom Hall on WYPR's Maryland Morning to talk about Everyman's production of Fences, opening tonight.  More >

"Fences comes to life at Everyman"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Reporter Lisa Snowden-McCray of The Afro recently sat down with actors Alan Bomar Jones and Brayden Simpson to talk about their upcoming roles of father and son, Troy and Cory Maxson.  More >

"Chasing the American Dream"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"I chose Fences because I feel like it speaks to so many people about the value of family, chasing the American dream, and whether everyone is included in the American dream," Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi recently told The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith.  More >

"Swinging for the Fences" to make debut 10/20
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi and Mike Valentine of Taharka Brothers recently stopped by Fox 45's Good Day Baltimore to talk about the brand new Fences-inspired ice cream flavor.  More >

An Unlikely Partnership of Theatre and Ice Cream
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Baltimore Magazine recently announced the brand new partnership between Everyman Theatre and Taharka Brothers Ice Cream to create an ice cream flavor inspired by August Wilson and his play, Fences.  More >

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"One of the most memorable shows of the year"
Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Everyman's stupendous revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play first performed in 1987 could not be more timely, as it deals with issues that are still part of our social fabric – the dissolution of dreams, family strife, racial and economic inequality. Wilson's impeccable writing is scintillating, at times hilarious, and at others fraught with emotion.  More >

"'Fences' will surely inspire"
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"The poetic dialogue of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning classic Fences reached maximum intensity at Everyman Theatre Friday night, reigniting the sparks of passion as it did 32 years ago when it first premiered but now with deeper and richer sheen.  More >

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