Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones and Viola Davis won Tony Awards for their performances in “FENCES” by August Wilson and James Earl Jones also starred in the theater production (See Show). Now, in honor of Black History month, Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the Award-winning Broadway drama “FENCES” written by August Wilson performing February 1-3 and February 8-10, 2013 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall in Jacksonville Florida.
“FENCES” is directed by Darryl Reuben Hall and will feature Eugene Lindsey as Troy Maxson, Patric Robinson as Bono, Shauntel Robinson, Kaye Kernisant, Dausyn Kernisant, Jewel Johnson, Leroy Gordon, Marc Curtis Little, Michael L. Ward, Joseph Wells, Jr., Jean Hyppolite, and Joiakin Foster (See them HERE). It will be very interesting to see how Darryl Ruben Hall adapts “Fences” to the time allotted at the Stage Aurora Theater. He never disappoints. See them featured on Good Morning Jacksonville.
In 1987, 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. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.
About ‘FENCES”: August Wilson’s “Fences” is a 1983 play that represents an exploration of the African-American experience, examining and evaluating race relations and various related themes. Wilson centers the themes of the play on eight characters, one of which is the main character of the play, Troy Maxson. Troy is married to Rose; together they have three children: Lyons, Cory, and Raynell. We find throughout the play that Troy cheated on Rose and impregnated another character in the play, Alberta; both Troy and Alberta are the biological parents of Raynell. Considering that Troy is the main character in the story, much of the problems with relationships in the play involve Troy. For example, the problem of adultery starts with Troy; he desires Alberta to get away from the responsibility of marriage. His “influence” upon Alberta causes her to both give birth and die in childbirth. In addition, Troy’s son (with Rose), Cory, plays football; one time he decides to leave during the middle of a season, which causes friction between him and Troy. Troy eventually kicks him out, which subsequently causes even more friction between Cory and the family. Wilson’s play is primarily about Troy’s struggle to provide for his family and simultaneously cheat death. In other words, “death” is also a character in the play. Major themes “Fences” include duty and responsibility, fences, limitations, race, and death. To read more about the play, click HERE
“FENCES” – Winner! 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Winner! Best Revival of a Play – 2010 Tony Award; Winner! Best Actor in a Play, Denzel Washington & Winner! Best Actress in a Play, Viola Davis. Get your tickets for this prize show premiering in JAX for 8 shows only!!!
Fri., Feb. 1; 7:00 PM
Sat., Feb. 2; 6:00 PM
Sun., Feb. 3; (Matinee) 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
(Schools and Senior Groups Only!)
Fri., Feb. 8; 7:00 PM
Sat., Feb. 9; 2:00 PM
Sat., Feb. 9; 6:00 PM
Sun., Feb. 10; (Matinee) 3:00 PM
Location: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Gateway Town Center
5188 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Tickets: General Admission Tickets are: $12.00 / Advance and Door for Youth (4-17) and Seniors (65+) Must show picture I.D. $15 Advance /$20 Door for Adults. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketleap.com. For more information about “FENCES”, please call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372 / (904) 765-7373., or visit Stage Aurora Theater online. Additional ticket outlets include Brothers 2000 (904)768-6004 Cash payment and Adult tickets only [Gateway Mall].
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