FENCES Plays Denver Center Theatre Company, 9/14-10/14


The Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) presents FENCES by August Wilson, playing The Space Theatre September 14 – October 14, 2012. Tickets may be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or visiting www.denvercenter.org.

Troy Maxson, a star baseball player whose career was blunted by the racism prevalent in pre-Jackie Robinson America, now supports his family as a sanitation worker. Feeling his world rapidly changing, Troy builds a fence to protect what is familiar and hold off what threatens. Both muscular and lyrical, this August Wilson blockbuster, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards, shows what can happen when a strong man is robbed of his dreams.

The cast of FENCES includes several debuting actors: David Alan Anderson as Troy Maxson, Marcus Naylor as Jim Bono, James T. Alfred as Lyons, Jerome Preston Bates as Gabriel and Calvin Dutton as Cory. Also debuting and alternating the role of Raynell are Nadja-Monet Brown and Emmi Grace Sullivan. DCTC favorite Kim Staunton returns in the role of Rose.

Debuting at DCTC is Lou Bellamy who will direct FENCES. Bellamy is founder and Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre located in Minnesota, which has produced 35 world premieres, including August Wilson's first professional production and more of Wilson's plays than any theater in the world. Set design is by Vicki Smith (25 seasons/Heartbreak House, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dracula) while costume design is by David Kay Mickelsen (54 productions/18 consecutive seasons/13 premieres, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Liar, Ruined). Lighting design is by Don Darnutzer (Heartbreak House, Dracula, Mariela in the Desert) and sound design is by Jason Ducat (Heartbreak House, World Premiere Two Things You Don't Talk About At Dinner, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). Fight direction is by Gregory Hoffman (The Taming of the Shrew)while dialect and vocal coaching is by Kathryn G. Maes, Ph. D (Heartbreak House, World Premiere Great Wall Story, The Taming of the Shrew).

Single tickets for FENCES, on sale now, start at $35 (non-SCFD) and also are available for $10 (SCFD 10 for $10 program) and are on sale now. To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. For groups of 10 or more, please call 303.446.4829. TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582. Tickets also may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org. Student rush $10 tickets are available one hour prior to curtain with a valid student ID subject to availability. Senior and military rush tickets are available one hour prior to curtain, subject to availability. No children under six will be admitted to any theatre.

Special Events for FENCES

Perspectives on the Play | Sept 14 at 6pm

The DCTC's creative team provides the audience a unique perspective on the production. In the Jones Theatre.

Student Night | Sept 14, 7:30

Students purchase $10 tickets ahead of time on-line, in person or over the phone for these designated student nights (promo code STUDENT, valid student ID required).

Blair Caldwell African American Research Library Retrospective | Sept 17, 6pm-8pm

Join Blair Caldwell African American Research Library to kick off their 10th anniversary celebration with a retrospective on the history between DCTC and August Wilson's ten plays, all of which have been produced by the theatre company. The event will be joined by DCTC Artistic Director Kent Thompson and cast members

Talkback hosted by the Higher Education Advisory Council | Sept 23, post-show

Join the cast for a discussion led by members of our academic community.

General Talkbacks | Sept 27 & 30, post-show

Join us for a discussion with the actors from the show

Fourth Wall | Sept 27 at 5:30pm

Join other 20 and 30-somethings at Fourth Wall, which includes tickets to the play and pre- and post-show parties that expand the theatrical world. The event includes a light dinner, a ticket to one of the shows and a drink at the after-party. For more information visit www.denvercenter.org/fourthwall.

Theatre & Theology | Oct 2, post-show

In a continued partnership with Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod, this discussion examines the relevant connections to the productions through the theological lens.

ASL Interpretation/Audio Described Performance | Oct 7, 1:30pm

For more information on these special events, visit http://www.denvercenter.org/education/EducationResources.aspx.


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