Question by  jevitiz (142)

Who wrote the play "Fences"?

What is it about?


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

August Wilson, an African-American who died in 2005, wrote it. It's the sixth in a ten-part series called "Pittsburgh Cycle" that involves race relations in 1950's Pittsburgh, winning a Tony Award for Best Play in 1987.


Answer by  camelsc (19)

August Wilson's "Fences" is about a man, Troy, and his son, Cory, and the generational differences between the two black men. The play asks how and if they will ever be able to reconcile.


Answer by  jimmyjim (5)

August Wilson. The main character was a talented baseball player in his youth, but now works a menial job to support his family.

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