August Wilson

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 2 Female

Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues is working as a garbage man in 1957. Maxson sees the world as composed mostly of fences which enclose him

He is very bitter that he was excluded from major league baseball during his prime and was too old to play when the sport finally was integrated. Maxson's son wants a chance at professional sports, but Maxson refuses to let him try his luck

Troy Maxson does not see that not all the fences in his life are societal and that he is fencing in his family

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