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“Fences” opens Today!

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DCS presents FENCES April 18-21, Jake and Freda Stein Hall $6 Students with ID, $10 Adults This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants to his own chance to play ball. Fences is a 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle. Like all of the Pittsburgh plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.

Tickets can be purchased at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center or at the door. They can also be purchased on their website at http://www.deltastage.com/ticket_booth.html.

April 18- 7:30 PM Curtain
April 19-7:30 PM Curtain
April 20-7:30 PM Curtain
April 21- 2:30 PM Curtain