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: