Fences: August Wilson Returns to Miami

29 Oct

fences-august-wilson-miamiFences: August Wilson Returns to Miami

From John Thomason…

“By many accounts, Troy Maxson, the 53-year-old protagonist of August Wilson‘s Fences, is a loser. He’s the bitter breadwinner of a small Pittsburgh family who lives in the thwarted pipe dreams of his past as a once-promising baseball player. And he operates with such blinding resentment — brought on, in no particular order, by himself, his criminal record, the white man, the establishment — that he can’t see the areas in life that work: a loving wife, two bright sons, a roof over his head, a job in waste management that, though not exactly fielding for the Pirates, includes opportunities for advancement. So he sabotages every good thing he has going, making for an indelible theater archetype of a self-fulfilling loser staring down devils only he can see.”

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