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Fences

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Fences, Cort Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs. 30mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Mar 15, 2010
Preview
Apr 14, 2010
Opening
Apr 26, 2010
Closing
Jul 11, 2010
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OverviewStory

Story

What Is the Story of Fences?
Fences centers on the Maxons, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1957. Patriarch Troy, a sanitation worker, is an embittered former player in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Matriarch Rose runs the household, stretching Troy’s meager paycheck to keep things going. Their teen son Cory is being recruited to play college football, a source of contention with his father. Also on the scene are Troy’s older son Lyons, brain-damaged brother Gabriel and drinking buddy Bono. The main action of the play takes places over a two-month period that changes the nature of the Maxons’ marriage and Cory’s path in life forever.