Artwork by Kyle Ragsdale

Show Information


March 9 - April 3
OneAmerica Stage
Adult pricing: $25-59
Student Pricing: $20

RUNNING TIME: Two hours and 30 minutes plus one 15 minute intermission

Special Events


Post-Show Discussion
03/13/2016 at 2 PM

IRTea Talk | ASL/AD
03/20/2016 at 2 PM

Backstage Tour
03/24/2016 at 2 PM

Post-Show Discussion
03/29/2016 at 6:30 PM

Reviews


Lisa Gauthier Aitchison | NUVO

Fences "examines painful subjects, the ending is satisfying, and the growth of the characters leaves the audience uplifted in the face of these characters' grueling challenges."

Lou Harry | IBJ

Strongly recommend "Fences." One of the strongest productions I've seen in about 20 years of IRT watching. 

 

Wei-Huan Chen | Indy Star

In many ways, “Fences” is a revision to the American dream.

 

 

Bob Kravitz | WTHR

If you have a chance, go see the play "Fences" at ‪#irtlive. Saw it on Broadway a long time ago and this is just as good. Beautifully done.

Jay Harvey | Indy Arts Blogger

Steeped in recorded blues and black gospel music when the stage action pauses, Indiana Repertory Theatre's "Fences" has parallels to music in its fondness for refrains as well as free fantasias. Characters spin stories of ambition and survival into the ether, but also find themselves repeatedly grounded, serving detention in the school of hard knocks.

Rebecca De La Rosa

I have been a season subscriber for many years.  This is by far one of the best productions I have attended. Bravo!

Nneka Breaux

Thank you to ALL of the talented actors and actresses who brought August Wilson's play to life.  My husband and I have never been season ticket holders before but are seriously considering the investment now. God bless you for your gifts and for sharing them with the world.

Mimi and Jim Berkshire

Fences was the best drama performance we have ever seen at IRT.  The cast, the scenery, the costumes were all first rate.   

Mike Litwin

Fences was one of the best plays I have seen.  The acting was outstanding, especially David Alan Anderson.  

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About the Play


Powerful drama from August Wilson’s epic cycle. A former Negro League baseball player, thwarted in his dreams of a Major League career, struggles to provide for his family and break free from the boundaries imposed upon him. Set in 1957, at the intersection of old prejudices and changing opportunities, Fences is a powerful drama filled with passionate love and thundering rage, generous laughter and searing pain

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Cast Members


JAMES T. ALFRED
JAMES T. ALFRED
Lyons
DAVID ALAN ANDERSON
DAVID ALAN ANDERSON
Troy Maxson
ELISE BENSON
ELISE BENSON
Raynell
TERRY BELLAMY
TERRY BELLAMY
Gabriel
MARCUS NAYLOR
MARCUS NAYLOR
Bono
EDGAR SANCHEZ
EDGAR SANCHEZ
Cory
KIM STAUNTON
KIM STAUNTON
Rose

Creative Team

LOU BELLAMYDirector
NATHAN GARRISONStage Manager
VICKI SMITHScenic Designer
MATTHEW J. LEFEBVRECostume Designer
DON DARNUTZERLighting Designer
BRIAN JEROME PETERSONSound Designer

Multimedia


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Video: August Wilson's Fences Promo
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Video: Lou Bellamy Talks August Wilson
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Video: Kim Staunton on Wilson's Women

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