August Wilson's ''Fences'' presented this weekend at The Texas
Posted on 1/19/2018 7:49:00 AM.
 
 
(Seguin) -- You're running out of time to see August Wilson's award-winning play Fences in Seguin. The play was presented last week as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King celebration in Seguin. This weekend it opens at the historic Texas Theatre in downtown Seguin. 

Fences is an extremely well known theatrical production that won Tony awards. It would go on to be a full lenth feature at the movies last year, which resulted in an Oscar nomination for Denziel Washington and an Oscar win for co-star Viola Davis.

The local production features the talents of Hugh "Papa" Douglass and Dr. Delores Major-Duffy. Director Pat Hoppe says Douglass, Major-Duffy and the rest of the cast do an amazing job telling this story. Hoppe says these are complex characters that help the audience connect to the show. She says having such nuanced characters, and nuanced storytelling make a really big difference in how the audience relates to the show. 

Dr. Major-Duffy says she didn't immediately say yes to the role, but she's glad that she did. Douglass says that he too had mixed emotions about taking on such a well known and large role, but he says it all came together as they began working on the show. 

The story has some themes and some language that may not be suitable for younger children. But Douglass says the language is an important part of telling this family's story, and they felt it was important that it not be sanitized, or in any way diminish the work of August Wilson. 

The movie was well received by audiences and critics alike last year. Although the story is the same, Dr. Major-Duffy and Hoppe say that seeing it on stage is a totally differenct experience. It's one of the reasons why they are encouraging people to come see what the show has to offer.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee set for Sunday.  Hoppe says tickets are $15 pre-sale and can be purchased at a number of locations around town, including Keepers, Gift & Gourmet, the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce and at the Texas Theatre box office. Tickets can also be purchased online www.thetexas.org.

You can hear more about the show on our Saturday Topic program this weekend. The Saturday Topic airs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on AM 1580 KWED and online at seguintoday.com.

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