BY AUGUST WILSON
1987 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama
& the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play
Fri. June 5 at 7:30PM
& Sun. June 7 at 5PM
Tickets $15 ($12 for seniors and students)
for advance tickets please call (646) 200-5089,
or buy online at www.brownpapertickets.com
FINAL TWO PERFORMANCES
Sorry, Sold Out!
Sorry, Sold Out!
The searing story of a family's love, rivalry, betrayal and redemption
Directed by Arthur French
Craig Anthony Bannister* as Gabriel
Carol Carter as Rose
Morgan Hallums as Raynell
Michael A. Jones as Lyons
Nicholas Miles Newton as Cory
Sean C. Turner as Jim Bono
Douglas Wade as Troy
*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
From May 14 to 31,* The Morningside Players will present "Fences," the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, directed by Arthur French, a stalwart veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway who is also a prime interpreter of August Wilson's plays.
The play is part of Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. Troy Maxson is a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who is now working as a garbage collector in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, his bitterness takes a toll on his relationships with both his wife and his son who now wants his own chance to play. Troy has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950's are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960's, a spirit that is changing the world. He has learned to deal with the only way he can: with a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.
*Due to overwhelming demand, the theatrical run of Fences has been extended one more weekend, with performances on June 5 and June 7!
Meet The Actors
Video stream at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Larry Litt at New York Theatre Wire
Lynnette Nicholas at Woman Around Town
with Artistic Director Susanna Frazer at WNYC
Sets | Michael Mahaney
Costumes | Katherine Roberson
Sound + Lighting | Patrick Mahaney
Stage Manager | Zachary M Weg
Graphic + Web Design | Michio Ryan
Media Relations | Jonathan Slaff & Assoc.