Legendary ‘boundaries’ come to UNC
August Wilson play debuts at UNC theatre for its 35th anniversary
Published: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Updated: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:11
They say there's a first time for everything, and what better than now?
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its 35th anniversary season with the legendary play, "Fences," written by August Wilson.
The play presents a story of a bitter ex-Negro League baseball player and his relationship with self and family.
Emotional struggle and misery are also displayed, on top of an inescapable load of generational and social limitations.
"Fences" is another example of Wilson's decade – long-cycle plays that reflect the black experience of the 20th century and understanding of the black male in mid-century America.
Wilson, an American scriptwriter, is most known for literary culture in a series of ten plays-- "The Pittsburgh Cycle," which also included "Fences."
Each story represents a different decade, portraying witty yet heartbreaking lifestyles of the African-American experience in the 20th century.
The PlayMaker's production will feature Charlie Robinson in the leading role of Troy Maxson, who has been featured in movies such as "Roots: The Next Generation," "Set It Off" and "Antwone Fisher."
Performances will be held now through Nov. 14 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC's Center for Dramatic Art. Tickets range from $10 to $45.
For show times and tickets, call (919)-962-PLAY or visit playmakersrep.org. on the Internet.