Photo Flash: First Look At JAG Productions' FENCES
BroadwayWorld has a first look at JAG Productions' FENCES! Check out the photos below!
The play is set in the 1957 in Pittsburgh and tells the story of Troy Maxson, 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.
The movie adaptation of Fences directed by and starring Denzel Washington triumphed at the box office earlier this year and swept award ceremonies. Washington shared the screen with Viola Davis, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a film - an accolade achieved by only 7 African-American actresses in history.
JAG Productions was founded in 2015 by Jarvis Antonio Green with the mission of sharing new and inspirational stories with the Upper Valley community. Green wants the audience to leave feeling "shifted" with new perspectives and awareness. The company aims for its patrons to move through the world with more love, greater kindness, and compassion for one another after seeing a production.
The cast of Fences will be led by Brian Anthony Wilson (HBO's The Wire) as Troy and Broadway veteran Danielle Lee Greaves (Hairspray, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rent) as Rose. Other roles include Ralph McCain (The Piano Lesson; The Sopranos) as Jim Bono, Jolie Garrett (The Mountaintop, Othello) as Gabriel, Nathaniel J. Ryan (Lyons), Gabriel Jenkinson (Cory) and Celia Graham (Raynell).