By August Wilson | Director Denise Chapman & Associate Director TammyRa’
The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by August Wilson.
A former African American League baseball player struggles to co-exist with the racial trauma he still carries from his time in the league. When his frustrations lead to a series of tragic choices, his relationships with his wife and son suffer the consequences. Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth installment in The American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays by August Wilson that trace the Black experience through 20th century America.
This production contains racially charged language, including racial slurs.
Pre-Show Lecture & Panel Discussion 6:00–6:50 p.m., Hawks Mainstage
Free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Opening Night of August Wilson’s Fences 7:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage
Tickets can be purchased at the OCP Box Office or here.
Post-Show Opening Night Celebration
9:30–10:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage
Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
“Deepening Your Creative Practice” Through the Works of August Wilson 12:30–5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus, Building 22
An afternoon of theatre and playwrighting workshops with writer Kim Louise, Khalid Long, Ph.D., and actor Wali Jamal. Register Now
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023
FREE Screening of the August Wilson Documentary The Ground on Which I Stand 12:00–2:30 p.m., The Union for Contemporary Art
Join us for this powerful screening followed by a talk back discussion. Register Now
Opening Weekend Events Sponsor: Humanities Nebraska
Special Guest Sponsor: Bruce and Pam Friedlander
About the author: August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans in North America, decade by decade, over the twentieth century, forming the compilation entitled The American Century Cycle. His plays have been produced on Broadway, at regional theaters across the country and all over the world. Click here to read more.