August WilsonFences

By August Wilson
Directed By Mark Clayton Southers
May 9–30 2015

"A vivid tale of societal struggle and family conflict, transformed by love...Scenes crackle with tension." - Christopher Rawson, Post-Gazette

Returning to familiar ground, Pittsburgh Playwrights artistic director Mark Clayton Southers directs August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Fences, running May 9 – May 30.

The production reconfirms Southers and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company as among the foremost interpreters of the work of Pittsburgh's most famous playwright.

Set in the 1950s, Fences evokes the early rumblings of the civil rights movement. The central character is Troy Maxson, a middle-aged resident of Pittsburgh's Hill District. The play follows Troy's struggle to accept the generational changes that allowed his son to succeed in ways Troy never could.

Reviews: Post-Gazette, City Paper

Preview: Post-Gazette, Post-Gazette (poster/program artist info)

Tickets now available!

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 2015
At the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd floor
May 8 
8 pm
May 9
8 pm
May 10
3 pm
      May 14
8 pm
May 15
8 pm
May 16
3 pm & 8 pm
May 17
3 pm
      May 21
8 pm
May 22
8 pm
May 23
3 pm & 8 pm
May 24
3 pm
      May 28
8 pm
May 29
8 pm
May 30
3 pm & 8 pm


Behind the Scenes Videos with Cast Members of Fences




PPTCO founder recovering from car accident

Hello Pittsburgh Playwrights Patrons and Supporters,

You may have heard that Monday afternoon (May 11th 2015) our founder and artistic director Mark Clayton Southers and his wife Neicy Southers were in a vehicle accident on Washington Boulevard. Mark is currently in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained from the accident, and Neicy has suffered minor bruises. The family at this time is asking that we all respect their space and allow Mark to recover so that he may return to do what he does best, continue to bring great theatre to audiences nationally.

Well wishes can be sent to the theatre at 937 Liberty Ave, 3rd floor, Pittsburgh PA 15222 and we will pass them along. Everyone at PPTCO, along with the cast and crew of Fences, wish them both a speedy recovery!

Pittsburgh Playwrights is currently running August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Mark Clayton Southers. We opened with huge success and will continue with full momentum through May 30th as previously announced. We hope to see you in the seats.


Eric A. Smith
PPTCO Production Manager
on behalf of the entire Pittsburgh Playwrights family
May 14 2015

Our new partner Construction Junction!

Construction Junction logoWelcome to our new partner Construction Junction!

Construction Junction generously supplies our theatre with a variety of building and construction materials.

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