19:00, Tue 7th – Sat 11th November 2017 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 5
Every payday, garbage collector Troy Maxson holds court in the backyard of the Pittsburgh home he shares with his wife, Rose, and their son, Cory. By Troy’s side are his two best friends, Bono and a bottle of gin. Both are very good listeners, and there’s nothing Troy enjoys more than a captive audience. When his tales spin too wildly into fiction, Rose steps outside to playfully call him on his nonsense. As the evening progresses, Troy is sometimes joined by his eldest son, Lyons, who borrows money, or his disabled war veteran brother, Gabe, who has just moved from Troy’s home in a defiant display of his independence.
Life is a series of routines culminating in death.
Fences has a scope and impact far bigger than that of a simple family drama.The most accessible of August Wilson’s cycle of 10 plays, Fences manages to blend laugh-out-loud humor and tragedy in a deeply affecting combination that will add up to a thrilling evening at the Corpus Playroom