Fences : A Play, by Wilson, August
- ISBN: 9780573619052 | 0573619050
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/1/2010
Drama / 5m, 2f / 1 Set Winner of the New York Drama Critics and Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize, this sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a Negro from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with both his wife and son who now wants his own chance to play.
Like all of the Pittsburgh plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes.