The Road Theatre Company Extends BROKEN FENCES

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THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that their critically acclaimed, second show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the West Coast Premiere of BROKEN FENCES, written by Steven Simoncic and directed by Andre Barron, is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, APRIL 17th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.

In a neighborhood on Chicago's deep West Side, the momentum of gentrification has taken hold and things have begun to change forever. As property taxes rise and demographics shift, Hoody and D struggle to keep the only home they have ever known. But when April and Czar--a white couple intent on starting a family--buy their first home and move in next door, the very definition of home is called into question. With unflinching honesty and unapologetic humor, BROKEN FENCES attempts to examine identity and invisibility, community and security, hope and hostility in a modern American urban village that is at once foreign, and the place that these people call home.

STEVEN SIMONCIC (Playwright) His plays have been produced and developed at The Goodman, Victory Gardens, The Second City, 16th Street, Stageplays NY, and Soho Theatre London. Steven's play Heat Wave received a critically acclaimed production at Steppenwolf Theatre's 2015 Garage Rep and Once Upon a Time in Detroit was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Ghost Gardens, was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre, and Broken Fences was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Woodward/Newman Drama Award. His play,Toxic Donut, recently won the NAAA Playwriting Festival at The London Central School for Dramatics.

ANDRE BARRON (Director) is an award-winning resident director at The Road Theatre Company. Most recently he directed (National Tour) iTed E by ventriloquist/comedian David Strassman for Puppetronics Inc. At The Road -LA Premiere The Other Place by Sharr White (Broadway World Nominee - Best Director, Critic's Choice LA Times & LA Weekly Go!) LA Premiere Things Being What They Are by Wendy MacLeod (Stage Raw Top 10). West Coast Premiere Broken Fences by Steven Simoncic marks his third production at The Road. Summer Playwrights Festival: After Us The Savage God, Boy Friends, Mid-Century Modern and Missed Connections. Last year - Andre directed The Fourth Estate by Colin Mitchell, a fundraiser with Edward Asner and Ed Begley Jr.

Other acclaimed productions: West Coast Premiere Dreams Of The Washer King by Christopher Wall (LA Weekly Go!) & LA Premiere The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo , Rosen's Son by Joe Pintauro (Critic's Choice LA Times), Bedside Companion, A Death In Bethany at Theatre 40. World Premiere Fernando Richardson's Treacherous Brain by Monica Trasandes (Critic's Choice Backstage West & LA Weekly Go!) at The Open Fist, Some Of My Parts by Dari Lallou Mackenzie for United Solo Theatre Fest at Theatre Row in NYC.

The cast of BROKEN FENCES features: Ben Theobald, Bruce A. Lemon Jr., Coronado Romero, Donna Simone Johnson, Ivy Khan, James Holloway, Kris Frost and Mia Fraboni.

The Design Team for BROKEN FENCES is as follows: Set Design by John Iacovelli; Lighting Design by Derrick McDaniel; Sound Design by Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski; Costume Design by Michele Young; Props Design by Bettina Zacar; The Stage Manager is Maurie Gonzalez. BROKEN FENCES is produced by Donald Russell.

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