Nov 01 - 23 2019
August Wilson's Fences

August Wilson's Fences

Presented by The Umbrella Arts Center at The Umbrella Arts Center

Winner of both the Pulitzer and the Tony Award, August Wilson’s FENCES is a true American masterpiece.

Deeply affecting and a profound theatrical experience, FENCES focuses on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues, his bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.

Tom Boudrot of Theater Mirror calls the show “…a first-rate production and it begins with the casting. There are only seven characters in the play and there’s not a weak link in the bunch, each digging deep for the emotional moments.  Damon Singletary…delivers a terrific performance as Maxson [and Shani Farrell’s] performance is equally remarkable.”

With one of the greatest roles ever written for the stage, and the unmistakable voice of “one of the greatest dramatists the country has ever produced” (Washington Post), FENCES is a perfect way to introduce audiences to The Umbrella Stage Company‘s newly constructed Black Box theater at 40 Stow Street, Concord.

Directed by Michelle Aguillon


Damon Singletary* as Troy Maxson
Shani Farrell as Rose
Daniel Rios, Jr.* as Lyons
Dwayne P. Mitchell* as Cory
Arthur Williams, III as Jim Bono
Dominic Carter as Gabriel
Valentina Garcia-Joseph as Raynell


The Umbrella’s Stage Company’s expanded, six-show season ranges from high-kicking spectacle to punk rock musical to socially urgent drama. With shows alternating between a 350-seat mainstage and flexible 100-seat blackbox, it will be the first season staged in The Umbrella Arts Center’s brand-new, state-of-the-art, multi-theater performing arts facilities at 40 Stow Street. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available. The Umbrella offers free parking, is close to Route 2 Walden exit, and just blocks away from the Fitchburg train line. Learn more about The Umbrella Stage Company.


Why not make a night of it right here, in the heart of the historic Concord Center Cultural District, with meal and lodging deals offered by our #DinnerAndAShowConcord Hospitality Partners including Trail’s End Cafe, Concord’s Colonial Inn, Adelita, Best Western and more!

Admission Info


Price Level:
General Admission
Full Price:
BosTix Price: $21 + Fee

Specific seats are available first-come, first-serve when doors open.

Phone: 978-371-0820

Dates & Times

2019/11/01 - 2019/11/23

Location Info

The Umbrella Arts Center

40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742

Parking Info


Free parking is usually readily available in municipal parking lots adjacent to building and directly across Stow Street (not normally shown on Google maps), as well as on most surrounding streets.


The Umbrella is in Concord Center, easily accessible from the Walden exit of Route 2. The Umbrella is also 2 block walk (about 0.4 mi., 7 minutes) from the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Concord Station stop at 90 Thoreau Street.

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