Pulitzer/Tony Award Winning Fences to open
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner Fences to open at South of Broadway
Fences, by August Wilson, follows one man’s (Troy Maxson) struggle to cope with a world which always seems to be conspiring against him and his loved ones. We see and are touched by Troy’s need of securing what belongs inside and repulsing that which should stay outside as he works to build fences.
History of Fences: It premiered on Broadway on March 26, 1987 and ran 525 performances and 11 previews. The production won five Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (James Earl Jones), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Mary Alice).
The play was revived on Broadway during April 26, 2010 starring Denzel Washington(Troy Maxson) and Viola Davis (Rose) as the married couple struggling with changing U.S. race relations. The revival was nominated for ten Tony Awards.
We are delighted to bring a strong cast featuring low country favorites and headed by a mainstay of the Charleston theatre scene: Henry Clay Middleton as Troy. Teresa Wallace is his wife, Rose. Lyons is played by Maurice McPherson. Gabriel is the inimitable Adolphus Williams, and Cory is played by Robert Townsend (College of Charleston grad). Troy’s friend Bono is played by Jay DeVon Johnson. Jay is originally from Chicago where he enjoyed a career as a voice over artist. The ‘littlest Maxson’ is played by Kyrie Weston.
The play is directed by South of Broadway Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Mark Gorman who is also well known in Charleston for his acting in a variety of shows including Threshold Rep’s 1963, Holy City Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and South of Broadway’s A Steady Rain.
Performances are at South of Broadway Theatre Company,1080 E. Montague Avenue (in the Olde Village Park Circle Area), North Charleston, 29405
October 16-18, 23-25, 27 Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at 7:30PM and Oct. 19 and 26 at 3pm. All shows $20.