A true classic always speaks to us anew. Pittsburgh, 1957. Troy Maxon, ex-ballplayer, complicated African American family-man and garbage collector has lived a life of diminished hopes and abandoned dreams. Now Troy's talented son, Cory, has hopes and dreams of his own. Will Troy allow his bitterness about the past to poison his son's promising future? With a view toward a better future, August Wilson's Fences first posed this dramatic and necessary question 25 years ago…and it hits us as hard today.