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. A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. 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 a racist society.

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
165 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$15 - $70

Discount Tickets Available https://www.fords.org/performances/discounts/

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Box Office Phone: 888-616-0270

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/27/2019 - 10/27/2019
Sunday ---
Monday 07:30pm--
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates


  • 10/17/2019 - 7:30pm


  • 10/08/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 10/19/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 10/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Craig Wallace Troy Maxson
Erika Rose Rose Maxson
Justin Weaks Corey Maxson
KenYatta Rogers Lyons Maxson
Jefferson A Russell Gabriel Maxson
Doug Brown Jim Bono
Mecca Rogers Raynell Maxson
Janiyah Lucas Raynell Maxson
Production Personnel
August Wilson
Timothy Douglas
Costume Designer
Helen Huang
Set Designer
Lauren Helpern
Sound Designer
Nick Hernandez
Lighting Designer
Andrew R. Cissna


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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