MEDIA ALERT: For Immediate Release
Contact: Robyn LeGris
Pearland Theatre Guild
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047
Pearland Theatre Guild to produce August Wilson’s, “Fences” at the Pearl Theater January 31-February 16, 2014.
January 7, 2014 – HOUSTON – Pearland Theatre Guild proudly announces the opening of Fences written by August Wilson and directed by Cheryl D. Loudd on January 31, 2014 and running through February 16, 2014.
Set in 1957, Fences is the heartbreaking story of a man and his last chance at bat.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is the story of Troy Maxon who by all rights should have been an American baseball legend. When his rapid rise through the Negro leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Troy was forced to let go of his dream for major league success. Now his son has won the attention of college football recruiters – an opportunity to achieve the dream his father could not. Can Troy quiet his own demons enough to support his son or will he strike out once more?
Director Cheryl Loudd states, “I am excited about directing Pearland Theatre Guild’s production of “Fences”. August Wilson is such a great playwright who has written such gripping work, and “Fences” is no exception. I’m so glad we can expose our Houston/Pearland patrons to Mr. Wilson’s work during Black History Month. This is a story about how life experiences can plant seeds early on, and the effects that can be passed down for generations through our loved ones. Our challenge is to learn the lessons through these experiences, both good and bad.”
Performance Dates and Times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday Matinees Feb. 9 and Feb 16, at 3pm
Buy One; Get One Free Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30pm
Parental Guidance Strongly Suggested due to adult language.
The Pearl Theater is located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.Pearl-theater.com. Please contact us at (713) 340-2540 with inquiries.