PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING DRAMA
BY August Wilson
DIRECTED BY Lou Bellamy
A Co-Production with Arizona Theatre Company and Indiana Repertory Theatre
The legacy of an American family in a time of change.
A beloved Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, Fences explores a family’s hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing 1950s America. Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player, must grapple with the reality of his life as a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh. Helmed by legendary American theater director Lou Bellamy and featuring his all-star cast, Fences is August Wilson at his best – challenging the American dream through a poetic, powerful, and deeply personal story.
"Vivid and heartfelt."
– DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Shattering dramatic power."
– DAILY TELEGRAPH
– DAILY MAIL
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS James E. and Mary K. Braza
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Carol and Rob Manegold and Catherine and Buddy Robinson
What’s Fences? Should I see it?
August Wilson is best known for capturing a slice of life. He tackles social issues, while still making the characters relatable. Have you ever not seen eye to eye with your parents or kids? Have you ever had a lifelong dream that was seemingly impossible? It’s about dreams versus reality, and how we handle the difference.
Click on this link for the Fences Performance Photo Gallery
To learn more about Fences, explore the Milwaukee Rep’s webpage: http://www.milwaukeerep.com/On-Stage/2015-16-Season/Fences/
Please note that we will have excellent theater seating in beige middle sections 2-5 facing center stage and concentrated primary in rows F-J that will provide an excellent vantage in which to view this large-scale production.
The Milwaukee Rep’s production of Fences opens April 26. The running time is approximately two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
Registration Limit: 54
Registration Deadline: May 8
Non-Member Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip.
Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.)
Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Accessibility Policy: Milwaukee Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. Our seats will be in the orchestra section where each row is a step down with handrail support. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
PLATO Member Fee:
$61.00 (Lunch is on your own)
Non-Member Guest of a Member Fee:
$76.00 (Lunch is on your own)
$96.00 Member (Extra Theater Ticket Purchase for Milwaukee Area Guest to join you there)
Fee includes: Badger Bus with Wi-Fi and Theater Ticket. Lunch is on You Own.
Rep In-Depth – an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 45 minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
This popular series is sure to enhance your theater-going experience with background information about the play you are about to see. Come and join us and all of the other audience members who enjoy this free educational event! (Use the Mezzanine Level entrance to the Powerhouse Theater.)
~ ~ ~ Milwaukee Bus Schedule Guide ~ ~ ~
Free Time 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Enjoy Lunch & Explore
1st Bus Drop Off: Milwaukee Public Market. There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.
For those choosing 1st Bus Drop Off who want to attend the Rep In-Depth pre-talk, our bus will return to pick you up at 12:25 PM and get you to the theater in time for its 12:45 PM start.
Note: if want to spend more time in the Third Ward, the Milwaukee Rep is a short walk north on Water St. (5 blocks or 0.4 mile) and is located on NW corner of Water and Wells Streets. Our play begins at 1:30 PM
2nd Bus Drop: On Wells Street in front of the Milwaukee Rep entrance. There are many downtown restaurants located within walking distance from the theater, including those across the river and along the Riverwalk.
Since you will be so close to the Rep, you will have time for lunch and the 12:45 pm Rep In-Depth pre-talk, or for exploring downtown a bit longer before the performance begins at 1:30 PM.
Be mindful that our boarding bus route operates like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.
8:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods to begin boarding.
8:50 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
9:10 AM Arrives at East Towne Shopko
9:20 AM Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and for proximity other nearby Third Ward restaurants
11:15 AM Arrive Rep Theater Wells St. entrance for hotel and other nearby downtown restaurants
12:25 PM Return to Milwaukee Public Market to pick up those for Rep In-Depth
12:40 PM Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins. (Use Mezzanine Level entrance to the Powerhouse Theater.)
1:30 PM Fences performance begins
4:00 PM Fences performance ends
4:00 PM - Begin bus boarding for return to Madison.
4:20 PM There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use
4:20 PM Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
5:50 PM East Towne Shopko
6:10 PM Capitol Lakes
6:30 PM Oakwood University Woods
Mail-In Registration Forms:
For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741