The AIC theater arts program will present August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Fences, on Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m., in the Esther B. Griswold Theatre. Fences, considered THE August Wilson play, is about African Americans in the 1950s. The themes of the play include race relations in a pre-civil-rights-movement and pre-Vietnam-war-era mentality.
AIC is proud to be able to produce this level of work with culturally and racially diverse actors, including senior theater arts major Dante Hayes who plays Troy Maxon. "I am honored to be playing a part in such a rich and historical play. I see glimpses of these characters in my family. I see them in myself. I've met them. I know them and I feel for them. They are both beautiful and tragic."
According to Director of Theater Arts Frank Borrelli, MFA, “While there have been smaller, limited-seating productions, Fences is the first major production at AIC since March 2020. As a diverse campus community, it is important for our students to be able to see themselves in the productions we select for production each semester.”
Fences is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated.