Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, AdrIan Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4.
"I am delighted to once again be partnering with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and Steven Anthony Jones to bring our production of Fences to Bay Area audiences," artistic director Jasson Minadakis said. "MTC's commitment to revisit the works of Wilson with the artists who were most influenced by his work continues with Fences as director Derrick Sanders, one of this country's youngest interpreters of Wilson's work who was directly mentored by the playwright and his original directors, leads an incredible all-star Bay Area-based cast. I am so excited that this will be the first time that three of the Bay Area's most celebrated actors - Carl Lumbly, Steven Anthony Jones and Margo Hall - will share the same stage."
Based in Mill Valley, MTC is a 47-year old professional nonprofit theater that is a destination for exhilarating performances, inspired new American plays and powerful theatrical experiences. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, a 33-year-old San Francisco-based African-American theater company, has included Fences as part of its 2013-14 subscription series, which also includes productions at A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, San Francisco Opera and SF Playhouse.
The show will run April 10 - May 4, 2014, with Opening Night: Tuesday, April 15. Previews: Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13. Performance Days: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Wed 7:30 pm; Sun 7:00 pm. Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 4/19 & 5/3, 2:00 pm | Thu 4/24, 1:00 pm. Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif.
Margo Hall (Rose) has previously appeared at MTC in August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Her recent Bay Area credits include Be Bop Baby: A Musical Memoir, which she also wrote in collaboration with Nakissa Etemad, at Z Space; A Winter's Tale, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José and SPUNK at Cal Shakes; and The Motherfucker with the Hat at SF Playhouse. Her other acting credits include A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Aurora Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and Brava! for Women in the Arts in the Bay Area, as well as for the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; and Arena Stage, Olney Theater and Source Theater in the Washington, D.C. area. Hall is a founding member of Campo Santo, a resident theater company at Intersection for the Arts, where she has acted in over 17 productions, including plays by Chinaka Hodge, Jessica Hagedorn, Naomi Iizuka, Philip Gotanda, Octavio Solis, and many more. She has also toured France with Word For Word as actor and director with four shows. In 2005, she made her writing debut as a collaborator (with Grey Pierrotti, and Stephen Wangh) on Leigh Fondakowski's The People's Temple, which won the 2005 Will Glickman Award for best new play and premiered at Berkeley Rep with Hall as an actor in the play.