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Fences Play by August Wilson

January 23 - February 16


$33 – $57

*Photos provided  by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Don’t miss the performance of Fences Play Cincinnati. There are still seats available for $33 get them today.

 

 

 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) continues its 25th Anniversary Season with August Wilson’s “Fences”.  Set against the backdrop of 1950’s Pittsburgh, August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a one-time star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man, holding court and expounding on life from the chair in his backyard.

 

Due to his race, Troy was denied his shot at the Big Leagues, so when his son Cory wants his own chance to play ball, Troy’s bitterness and resentment threaten to tear their relationship apart.

 

The ticket price is $57. Preview performances are Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. with tickets at just $33. These tickets can be purchased online or by calling 513-381-2273 ext. 1. Ticketing fees apply. Day-of Student Rush tickets are $14 and may be purchased thirty minutes before a show with a valid student ID in person if available.

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Fences runs January 25 – February 16 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., as well as Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m.  On February 9 & 10 bring your younger kids (4+) for artist-led childcare DURING the performance! The “Playdate” program is only $15 and free for subscribers. The option to add this program will be available as you are buying tickets for either of these show dates. Activities will range from story time to theatre games and crafts. Share the great benefits of CSC’s programming with your children: Playdate will style activities to correspond with each production, so even your youngest can join in the discussion on the ride home!

 

Parking

There are many parking spaces available on the street and in nearby lots and garages – for more information visit Where to Park. CSC also offers Valet Parking for every performance! Make reservations for $15 in advance when purchasing tickets or visit CSC Parking. Purchasing in advance guarantees a spot at the discounted rate of $15 (vs. $20+ at the curb).  Valet is available right at the corner of 12th and Elm Street in front of the theater and begins approx. 1.5 hours before a performance. Cars can be picked up for up to one hour following a performance. (After one hour, you will need to arrange pick up with the valet service directly.) The valet will have your name on the list after you purchase – it’s that easy!

 

About Fences

“Fences” is the sixth play in The American Century Cycle by August Wilson.  Each of the ten plays is set in a different decade of the 20th century, and all but one take place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where Wilson was born in 1945. “Fences” was initially presented as a staged reading at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 1983 National Playwrights Conference. It opened on April 30, 1985, at the Yale Repertory Theatre in a production directed by Lloyd Richards, and the following year, the Richards-helmed Broadway premiere won every major accolade, including the Tony Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the John Gassner Outer Critics’ Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. That production, which featured James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, ran for 525 performances and set a record for a non-musical Broadway production by grossing $11 million in a single year.  The Wall Street Journal said “Fences” had “a moving storyline and a hero almost Shakespearian in contour.”

 

About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages.  In the summer of 2017, the theater relocated to the Otto M. Budig Theater, a brand new facility in OTR. CSC’s repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations, and contemporary classics.  CSC performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare is a member of the Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theatre Association. 

Each year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reach over 50,000 young people and underserved community members each season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of main stage productions.  In 2015, CSC was proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.  Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to be Cincinnati’s stage for the classics!