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By August Wilson
Directed by Cameron Knight
Thompson Theater, CFA


Presented by the Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware's resident professional acting company, performing at the University of Delaware.

“…universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart.”  — The New York Times

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece is one of August Wilson’s most popular and affecting plays about the African American experience in the 20th century. Set in 1957 Pittsburgh, Fences is a powerful family drama of fathers and sons, dreams and disillusions, and the stark reality of attaining the American Dream. Once a home run king of the Negro baseball league, Troy Maxson now spends his days working as a garbage collector. At home he builds both literal and emotional fences around his wife and son, while harboring a secret that will have life-changing effects on the entire family. At a time when our national conversation is full of racial, social, and economic “walls,” Fences is universal and timeless.

Fences runs approximately two hours and thirty minutes, including one fifteen minute intermission.

​Thur. ​Apr. 25 ​7:30 pm
​Fri. ​Apr. 26 ​7:30 pm
​Sat. ​Apr. 27 ​7:30 pm ​Opening
​Sun. ​Apr. 28 ​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​May 2 ​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Fri. ​May 3 ​7:30 pm
​Sat. ​May 4 ​2:00 pm ​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
​Sat. ​May 4 ​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​May 5 ​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​May 9 ​7:30 pm
​Fri. ​May 10 ​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Sat. ​May 11 ​2:00 pm ​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
​Sat. ​May 11 ​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​May 12 ​2:00 pm


Wednesday, May 1 @ 9:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 AM

Contact Group Sales manager Tina Sheing at​ or (302) 831-2206 for information and availability.


Check out the trailer for FENCES.

 ​Watch a brief interview with Fences director Cameron Knight as he discusses his first impression of the play.
REP productions are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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Monday - Friday, noon to 5:00 PM
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Hassan El-Amin as Troy Maxson​​

  Jerome Preston Bates​​ as Gabriel​

  Lisa Strum as Rose


Jeorge Bennett Watson as Jim Bono


Will Cobbs as Lyons​


Darius Jordon Lee as Cory​


Elsa Schatz as Raynell​​​