When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Troy Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose yearns for an outlet for her love.
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Fences is the sixth chapter in August Wilson's groundbreaking ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the 20th century and the ninth of his plays to be staged by the Huntington, one of Wilson's longstanding artistic homes.
"The Huntington provided August with an artistic home throughout his career and Kenny has been such an important part of that special relationship. Fences is one of only two plays from his magnificent opus that we have not yet produced – we take one step closer to completing his cycle with one of his greatest." — Peter DuBois