Fences (Cert: 12A) @ The Mermaid Arts Centre

1st May 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Working from August Wilson’s screenplay exploring race and familial relations in 1950s Pittsburgh, Denzel Washington directs and stars in Fences. Washington plays garbage collector and proud patriarch Troy Maxson, whose ebullient yet irascible exterior hides a deep-seated bitterness and resentment that gradually comes to affect those closest to him, namely wife Rose (Davis) and two sons Lyons (Russell Hornsby) and Cory (Jovan Adepo), whose dreams of becoming a professional footballer remind Troy of his own frustrated ambitions as a pro baseball player.

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