SHOWS AND EVENTS

Lone Tree Arts Center

presents Fences

April 5– 21, 2018

The Lone Tree Arts Center’s Theatrical Division proudly presents August Wilson’s classic FENCES playing now through April 21st in Lone Tree. August Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award, is widely regarded as one of the finest playwrights ever to write for the American stage. His American Century Cycle, which traces the African-American experience through ten plays, each set in a different decade, stands as a staggering achievement. Fences, the sixth play in the Cycle, revolves around the life of garbage collector Troy Maxson. When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, 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. Fences won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Actor, and Best Featured Actress; the Pulitzer Prize; and a Drama Desk Award. The 2012 Broadway revival received a record 10 Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Fresh off the Academy Award-winning film version, Fences is a sensational drama that will move you deeply, staying with you long after you leave the theater.

Under the direction of Wren T. Brown, the production includes Esau Pritchett and Julanne Chidi Hill, with Bradford Leo Barnes, Leonard Earl Howze, Darryl Alan Reed, Jay (Jihad) Reeves, and Denver actress Nylah Langford.

The creative team includes Ed Haynes (Set Design); Karyn Lawrence (Lighting Design); Janice Benning Lacek (Costume Design), Jason Ducat (Sound Design), and Dan McNeil(Technical Consultant). Mister Erock is the Stage Manager, and Randy St. Pierre is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Be drawn into the family drama of FENCES at Lone Tree Arts Center now until April 21st. Evening Performances are April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, Matinee Performances: April 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 21 and Student Matinees: April 12, 18. For Tickets or more information, contact the Lone Tree Box Office by calling 720-509-1000, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons Street in Lone Tree, CO.

 

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