Fences at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 9

Fences at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 9

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
National Players: Fences
by August Wilson

Friday, December 9, 2022, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones while also illuminating one family’s struggles in the Jim Crow era.

$20, or $15 seniors or students. Click here.

Fences at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 14

Fences at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 14

National Players & Creative Suitland presents:
Fences
by August Wilson
directed by Craig Wallace

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.
This event takes place at Creative Suitland; 4719 Silver Hill Rd, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746.

Troy Maxson was a star in the Negro Baseball League, but he was past his prime by the time Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947. Now in 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy hauls garbage to provide for his family. When his son Cory wants to play football, Troy worries the same barriers he faced will crush Cory’s dreams, and he’ll crush them first before anyone else does. But Troy’s own mistakes and regrets may be as big a threat to his family’s security as the racism that limited his opportunities. As the past closes in, Troy finds the walls he’s built for protection crumbling. For the first time in its history, National Players takes August Wilson’s most acclaimed drama in his Century Cycle Plays to the stage.

National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.

COVID-19 SAFETY POLICIES:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home
Masks are required
Proof of vaccination is required
You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on you phone
If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours on the day of the performance
No concessions and no outside food or drink

Tickets: $15 general, $10 seniors, veterans & students. Click here.

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 1-24, In Person

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 1-24, In Person

Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Nicole Mullins-Teasley

April 1-24, 2022

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.

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Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Frank B. Moorman

March 13 – 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

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Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Rikki Howie Lacewell

Auditions:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 11AM – 2PM – Bowie Playhouse
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM – Bowie Playhouse

Performance dates: March 13 – 29, 2020 at the Bowie Playhouse

Cold readings from the script will be requested. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Auditionees should plan to be there at least an hour and ready to have a good time! Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.NO conflicts are accepted during tech week of March 7-12, 2020.

Seeking 5 men, 1 woman, 1 young girl. All characters are African American

Rehearsals will be held in Bowie, MD up to 3 times a week starting in late November, with extended rehearsal periods added for holidays/vacations and weather interruptions.

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.