Florida Rep Offers Free Tickets For Government Shutdown Impacted Employees

Florida Rep Offers Free Tickets For Government Shutdown Impacted Employees

Florida Repertory Theatre is offering two free tickets to furloughed and non-paid government employees affected by the government shutdown for August Wilson's "Fences." The production runs through Jan. 30 in the Historic Arcade Theatre with shows Tuesday- Sunday.

To reserve complimentary tickets call or visit the box office at (239) 332-4488 Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Please bring a valid government ID when picking up tickets. The offer is limited to two seats per government employee. To see the production schedule, visit Florida Rep online at www.FloridaRep.org.

August Wilson's "Fences" is a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that follows Tony Maxson, a former star of the Negro leagues now struggling to support his family as a trash collector in 1957 Pittsburgh. He dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but the major leagues were not admitting black athletes. The bitterness from his rejection left his relationships with his wife and teenage son to suffer.

"August Wilson is one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century," said Artistic Director Greg Longenhagen, "and Florida Rep is honored to be taking on one of his most well-known plays. This important, poignant, and heartbreaking drama is one of Wilson's American Century Cycle plays, and we have assembled an expert cast and creative team to bring this award-winning American story to life for you."

The News-Press called the production "a powerful night of theater full of terrific performances, poetic dialogue and rich symbolism!"

August Wilson's "Fences" is generously sponsored by WGCU Public Media. The Media Sponsor is Lee Pitts Live on FOX 4.

Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional theatre company in downtown Fort Myers. The company has two stages on 2267 Bay Street in Downtown Fort Myers. Visit Florida Rep online at FloridaRep.org, and by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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