Last chance to see ‘Fences’ is this weekend in Fort Worth

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The Circle Theater in Fort Worth is hosting its final performances of “Fences” this week. The film adaptation, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, was nominated for four Oscars in 2017.

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The last chance to see August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “Fences” is this weekend in Fort Worth.

“Fences” was performed at Circle Theater in Fort Worth for most of September and will host its final performance on Saturday. Next on the Circle Theater role is the play “Kodachrome” from October 27 to November 19.

Released in 1985, “Fences” is Wilson’s sixth play in his ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle,” which has been retold over decades to document the African-American experience in the 20th century, according to Circle Theater.

“Troy Maxson, a former star baseball player, is barred from the major leagues as a black man. He is deemed “too old” by the time majors begin admitting black athletes. Troy’s bitterness weighs on his relationship with his son, who now wants his own shot at being a football star, and his wife, who reevaluates their marriage when Troy comes home with a life-changing secret.” declared on Circle Theater’s description of “Fences” reads.

Tickets are on sale for the last four performances which will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets range from $30-37 depending on which side of the stage you want to sit on.

Wilson’s play was adapted into a film in 2016 by Denzel Washington, who starred, produced and directed the film. The film adaptation was nominated for four Oscars, including one, at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, with Viola Davis winning Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson.

Brayden Garcia is a duty reporter at the Star-Telegram. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2020, where he worked at the student newspaper The Shorthorn. He previously worked for the Dallas Morning News on education.

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