Saturday, September 22, 2:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 6:30 PM
PRESENTED BY: Etheridge Arts Ensemble
PLEASE NOTE - Athens Area Paine College Club is providing all box office services for this event. For advanced tickets please call Fred Smith at 706-247-6777 or visit www.iv2016.com.
A Pulitzer prize-winning play by the renowned August Wilson performed by the Etheridge Arts Ensemeble of Marietta, GA.
A modern classic by one of America’s finest contemporary playwrights, this play is part of Wilson’s majestic cycle of plays chronicling the African American experience in the 20th century. Fences centers around Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball Leagues but now an embittered and resentful garbage collector, who is coming to terms with his own lost dreams while struggling to hold onto pride and keep his family together.
He spends the better part of the play building a picket fence around his yard, at his wife’s request – one of those household projects that never seems to end – but the hero of Fences has faced far more daunting barriers in his lifetime. Fences explores boundaries, both actual and figurative within society, personal relationships and ourselves.
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