VIDEO | "Fences" Performed Live in The Greene Space

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Greene Space presented a reading of August Wilson's Fences on Aug. 28, 2013 — part of our historic festival recording all 10 plays in Wilson's American Century Cycle. The plays in the decade-by-decade cycle are being presented in the order in which they premiered.

Setting the Scene

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. In this scene, Cory Maxson, played by Jonathan Majors, asks his father, Troy, played by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, "How come you ain't never liked me?"

Below, watch the powerful scene that unfolds from the question:

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Julian McFaul from Brooklyn Center, MN

I'm so sorry I missed these. Will there be a chance to view them again in the future? I teach drama to high school students in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. I'd love to view some of these with my students if at all possible.

Sep. 22 2013 03:30 PM

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