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Sydney Theatre Company

Fences

Where
15 Hickson Rd
Dawes Point NSW 2000
Australia
Wharf Theatre
When

Every day, 7:30pm to 10:10pm Saturday 25 March 2023 to Saturday 6 May 2023 Except Sunday 26 March 2023, Sunday 2 April 2023, Sunday 9 April 2023, Sunday 16 April 2023, Sunday 23 April 2023 and Sunday 30 April 2023

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Cost

Adult: $57 - $109

August Wilson is one of the US’s most respected and lauded playwrights, and Fences is his tour de force. Full of rich and affecting dialogue, this play offers remarkable writing for actors and an unforgettable portrait of life in 1950s Pittsburgh.

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and recently adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, Fences will have its long-overdue Australian premiere, featuring two of the starring performers from STC’s critically-adored A Raisin in the Sun.

Leading an ensemble cast, Bert LaBonté and Zahra Newman return to play Troy, a hardworking family man who’s still nursing the wounds of his failed baseball career, and Rose, his optimistic, resourceful and steadfast second wife. Troy and Rose’s marriage is the centre of a loving yet troubled family unit, buffeted by the winds of change but hamstrung by a history of injustice.

Directed by STC’s Resident Director Shari Sebbens, this mesmerising production will bring to life Wilson’s incredible, clear-eyed vision. Fences is a soaring allegory of the radical upheavals in twentieth century America, explored through Troy’s desperate attempts to shed the pain of his dashed dreams, and Rose’s unwavering commitment to protect and nurture everything they built together.