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OBSP Builds August Wilson’s Fences at The Glassworks in Millville This Weekend!

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Press Release | No Comments

May 11, 2015 — The Off Broad Street Players (OBSP) will bring a masterpiece from Broadway legend and pioneer August Wilson to Millville this weekend when they debut Fences in the theater within The Glassworks, marking the group’s first production on its second stage. Part of his legendary 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle chronicling African-American life, Fences earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 1985.

Fences performances will be held Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m.

Fences also includes a dinner theater option on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Best of Southern Cooking in Vineland, New Jersey, will provide the dinners at the Glassworks beginning two hours before the curtain goes up for those shows.

Centered around the home and lives of members of the Maxson family and their neighbors, Fences captures an era in African-American history in the struggles of sports-star-turned-garbage-man Troy, his wife Rose, and the family they struggle to support in the late 1950s.

Under the direction of OBSP founder and artistic director Walter A. Webster, the Fences cast features several newcomers to OBSP. Richard Smith returns to the theatre group to play patriarch Troy, while newcomer Sara Osi Scott plays his wife, Rose. Nathan Langston is Cory; OBSP newcomers Tim Golden and T. Andre Jones are Bono and Lyons, respectively; Joel Vazquez is Gabriel; and young Naomi Jones returns to OBSP to portray Raynell.

Tickets for the show are $15 per person, and the dinner option is an additional $15 per person. Both can be reserved at http://www.obsp.org/box-office/, and payments can be made on the site or at the door.

The Glassworks is located at 1101 Wheaton Ave, Millville, NJ 08332.

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Photo captions:
1. T. Andre Jones as Lyons, left, and Richard Smith as Troy in OBSP’s Fences
2. Joel Vazquez as Gabriel in OBSP’s Fences
3. Tim Goldea as Bono in OBSP’s Fences

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