Wednesday, December 21, 2016

August Wilson's "Fences" Staring Denzel Washington & Viola Davis

 The new film "Fences" is set in the 1950s; it may be the Best movie of star-director & actor Denzel Washington's career. Denzel did excellent job of bring the work of August Wilson to a non- theater audience. Check it out it opens up on Christmas day!

 “Fences is a 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best PlayWilson was an award winning playwright known for chronicling African American life through his cycle of 10-plays known as the Pittsburgh cycle. The nine other Wilson's plays are Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. Mr.PhillyLibrarian