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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,

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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

Craig Anthony Bannister
Carol Carter
Morgan Hallums
Michael A Jones
Nicholas Miles Newton
Sean C Turner
Douglas Wade

Joan Allen, Host of Inside New York, interviews 'Fences' Director Arthur French

Video stream at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network


"Tension And Drama At Its Best!"

Larry Litt at New York Theatre Wire



Read the review!

Lynnette Nicholas at Woman Around Town


Hear the interview!

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.


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