Directed by
Raelle Myrick-Hodges
presented by
special arrangement
with SAMUEL FRENCH, Inc.


JULY 6–JUly 31  

August Wilson’s fierce drama about family, loyalty, and forgiveness features Bay Area powerhouses Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson, a charismatic baseball player-turned-sanitation-worker, and Margo Hall as his wife Rose, whose enduring strength holds the family together. Directed by former Brava Theater Center Artistic Director Raelle Myrick-Hodges, Fences marks Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilson’s Cal Shakes debut.

Fences runs 2 hours, 30 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.

               

  • WHO'S WHO
  • Events
  • PHOTOS
  • PRESS
  • PROGRAM
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

WHO'S WHO


CREATIVE TEAM
Director—RAELLE MYRICK-HODGES
Scenic Designer—MICHAEL LOCHER
Costume Designer—ALINA BOKOVIKOVA
Lighting Designer—XAVIER PIERCE
Sound Designer/Composer—MIKAAL SULAIMAN
Fight Director—DAVE MAIER
Stage Manager—LESLIE M. RADIN*
Assistant Stage Manager—LAXMI KUMARAN*
Assistant Director—REGINA VICTORIA FIELDS
Production Assistant—CHRISTINA LARSON


CAST
Troy—Aldo Billingslea*
Lyons—Lance Gardner*
Rose—Margo Hall*
Bono—Guiesseppe Jones*
Gabriel—Donald E. Lacy, Jr.*
Cory—J. Alphonse Nicholson*
Anaiya Asomugha & Kailynn Guidry—Raynell

*Denotes member of Actor's Equity Association.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Ellen & Joffa Dale
Maureen & Cal Knight
Craig & Kathy Moody
Shelly Osborne & Steve Tirrell
Jim & Nita Roethe
Jeannie Simpson
Sharon Simpson
Kate Stechschulte & David Cost
Jay Yamada

PRODUCERS
Jeff Bharkhda
John & Michele Ruskin

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
Patti James & Joe Di Prisco

EVENTS


FIRST LOOK
Get a First Look into our process the week before performances begin! Enjoy the groves on a Saturday evening, where Artistic Director Eric Ting will moderate a Q&A with our artists.

First Look: Saturday, July 2

PREVIEWS
Be part of the process by seeing Much Ado About Nothing before opening night at deeply discounted prices. The first preview of each show is a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview. Tickets are first-come, first-served, and available by calling the day of the show

Previews: Wednesday, July 6; Thursday, July 7; and Friday, July 8

OPENING NIGHT
Experience the excitement of the opening night performance and then mingle with the cast and creative team at a complimentary post-show party.

Opening Night: Saturday, July 9

MEET THE ARTISTS
This post-show discussion series provides an opportunity to discuss the plays with production cast members. The Meet the Artists series immediately follows select 4pm Sunday matinees and is free and open to the public.

Meet the Artists: Sunday, July 10 and Sunday July 24

OPEN-CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Cal Shakes is to continue to provide open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for all of our 2016 productions. Open captioning utilizes an unobtrusive screen at the front of the theater to display dialogue spoken during a performance. No special equipment is required by patrons; one can simply glance at the screen to read the text while watching the action on stage.

Open Captioning: Wednesday, July 13

INSIGHT MATINEES
Performances followed by a conversation with the dramaturg exploring the world of the play. InSight takes place in the Bruns Amphitheater immediately following the show and is free and open to the public.

Insight Matinee: Sunday, July 17

PHOTOS


PRODUCTION

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Margo Hall as Rose Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


Margo Hall as Rose Maxson and Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


Margo Hall as Rose Maxson and Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.

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(l to r) Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxon, Margo Hall as Rose Maxson, and J. Alphonse Nicholson as Cory Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson and Margo Hall as Rose Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.

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Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson and Margo Hall as Rose Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


J. Alphonse Nicholson as Cory Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.


Aldo Billingslea as Troy Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.

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Margo Hall as Rose Maxson and J. Alphonse Nicholson as Cory Maxson in California Shakespeare Theater's production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; photo by Kevin Berne.

   

PROGRAM


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

We believe in opening young minds to the power and magic of live theater. However, we understand that not every production may be appropriate for every child or family, as we frequently address mature issues, ideas, and themes. We are happy to speak with you further about the content and/or artistic expression of any of our productions to aid you in determining whether it is suitable for your children.

Children under four are not permitted in the Amphitheater as a courtesy to our patrons and artists.