1950: Fences | Directed by Kenny Leon

Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Troy Maxson in Fences

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete who is struggling to provide for his family. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon.

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CAST

TROY MAXSON.......Ruben Santiago-Hudson

JIM BONO.............Eugene Lee

ROSE....................Elain Graham

LYONS..................Kevin Carroll

GABRIEL...............Ray Anthony Thomas

CORY....................Jonathan Majors

RAYNELL...............Eden Duncan-Smith

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Actors Jonathan Majors and Kevin Carroll preparing before the performance.

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Actors Ray Anthony Thomas and Stephen McKinley Henderson, Associate Director of the August Wilson series, backstage reading through a dramaturgical board - historical, social and political background that puts Wilson's Century Cycle in context. 

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Director Kenny Leon talking backstage with series Artistic Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who also starred as Troy Maxson in the performance.

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Taking a break in the green room: Stephen McKinley Henderson, series Associate Director; Kenny Leon, director of Fences; actors Ray Anthony Thomas and Eugene Lee; and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, series Artistic Director.

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Regina Taylor, backstage before taking on the role of Rose.

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Backstage, a hug between Regina Taylor and Ebony Jo-Ann, who opened the series starring as Ma Rainey.

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Actors Kevin Carroll, Eden Duncan-Smith and Jonathan Majors. 

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In The Greene Space's video room before the live webcast begins.

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The cast of Fences takes the stage.

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Eugene Lee as Jim Bono, Regina Taylor as Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Troy Maxson in Fences.

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"Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner." 

Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Troy Maxson.

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Eugene Lee as Jim Bono.

"Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in."

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Ray Anthony Thomas as Gabriel

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Jonathan Majors as Cory

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Troy and Jonathan Majors as Cory in a live stage reading of Fences.

Cory: How come you ain't never liked me?

Troy: Liked you? Who the hell say I got to like you?

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Troy Maxson in Fences
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The audience at our live recorded reading of Fences.

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Jonathan Majors

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Kevin Carroll as Lyons, in a live reading of Fences directed by Kenny Leon.

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Constanza Romero, widow of August Wilson and Executor of the August Wilson Estate, watching the live reading of Fences in The Greene Space.

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Regina Taylor as Rose

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Ray Anthony Thomas as Gabriel

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Eden Duncan-Smith performs as Raynell

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Eugene Lee

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Ray Anthony Thomas as Gabriel, before delivering the play's final line: "That's the way that goes."

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Paying tribute to an American master

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