First Act: A masterpiece of modern theatre, 'Fences' comes to Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A show that's been called a masterpiece of modern theatre is being presented on a local stage.

The Cape Fear Playhouse is hosting a run of August Wilson's Fences and on Friday's First at Four, lead actor Fracaswell Hyman visited the WECT studio to talk about the play.

Fences, a 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro league baseball star who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh.

Barred from playing in the major leagues because he was black, Maxson's bitterness takes its toll on relationships with his wife and his son, who wants his own chance to play ball.

Fences debuted at CFP on Thursday and runs through Sunday with other performances scheduled March 15-18 and March 22-25.

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