August Wilson’s Fences is a play for the ages. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this powerful production presented by the African American Repertory Theater (AART). In its 5th year AART, founded by the legendary Irma P. Hall, best known for her role as “Mama” in Soul Food, along with Regina Washington and Vince McGill, continues its tradition of producing one play every season by the great August Wilson. Audiences are in for a rare treat as Tyrees Allen returns to Dallas to deliver a stunning performance as Troy Maxon, a man who is larger than life and railing against the many fences in his life. While it has been nearly 15 years since Mr. Allen has graced the Dallas stage, audiences have continued to view his work through his many guest starring roles on television in Women’s Murder Club, Alias, Dark Blue and most recently, Scandal. In addition, this veteran actor has appeared on Broadway in Aida and Henry IV. His numerous regional theatre credits include performances as Othello at the Old Globe and as Colin Powell in Stuff Happens at the Mark Taper Forum.
Director, Vickie Washington has assembled a cast of the finest that DFW has to offer. Regina Washington, Akron Watson, Wilbur Penn, Jamal Sterling, Rick Spivey and Campbell Williams bring to life the family and friends that come together to tell the story of the Maxson family. Vickie Washington states, “Directing Fences at AART with this extremely talented cast has been an extraordinary experience. It is such a joy to see how Wilson’s words connect with people. Audiences are laughing, crying, shouting, signifying and talking back to the folk onstage because they recognize these stories and they know these people.” August Wilson’s play Fences is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. It received a revival on Broadway in 2010 starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Executive director, Regina Washington says she “encourages everyone to come out and see this great show and celebrate AART’s 5th year. Theatre engages like no other art form and we are excited to present this great play to the community” Mark your calendars, and make your way to the Corner Theatre for Fences presented by the African American Repertory Theater, onstage NOW through June 9. Performances are Thursday-Saturdays at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Get your tickets now! www.aareptheater.com or 972.572.0998 . See you at the theatre!