April 27-May 6—WOODSTOCK—JAG Productions’ production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fences” is set to open at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. Directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, the play will run April 27-May 7.
The cast is led by Brian Anthony Wilson as Troy Maxson and Danielle Lee Greaves as Rose. Wilson previously starred in HBO’s hit show “The Wire” as Detective Vernon Holley. He is matched with Broadway veteran Greaves whose credits include “Hairspray,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Rent.”
The play is set in the 1950s in Pittsburgh and tells the story of Troy Maxon, a former baseball player in the Negro Baseball League who dreamed of stardom but was deemed too old to continue his career when the major leagues integrated. Now a sanitation worker, Troy is bitter having missed his opportunity for success. His battle with resentment leads to tension with his wife and son in the midst of a changing American decade.
“Fences” is the inaugural presentation of JAG Productions’ 10-year commitment to staging “The Pittsburgh Cycle,” August Wilson’s series of 10 plays charting the African American experience through the 20th century.
Preview performances will be held Thursday and Friday, April 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for these previews. Opening night is Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. Following the opening night performance, JAG Productions will host a reception for the audience and company of “Fences,” a unique opportunity to meet the cast and crew. Shows continue April 30-May 6, 7:30 p.m. plus Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 adults; $28 seniors; $17 child age 17 and under; and $25 Pentangle members. A talk-back with the cast and creative team will be held immediately following performances. May 7 is closing night.
For tickets and more information, visit jagproductionsvt.com or call 802-457-3981.
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BRIAN ANTHONY WILSON (TROY), DANIELLE LEE GREAVES (ROSE)