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Lester Purry stars in ‘Fences,’ the August Wilson play about a husband, father, former athlete and garbage collector trying to define himself in 1950s Pittsburgh.  The play with its African-American narrative tackles issues of mental health and the impacts of racism. Now playing through June 10 at Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

Lester Purry stars in ‘Fences,’ the August Wilson play about a husband, father, former athlete and garbage collector trying to define himself in 1950s Pittsburgh. The play with its African-American narrative tackles issues of mental health and the impacts of racism. Now playing through June 10 at Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

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Portland Playhouse presents ‘Fences’ another August Wilson play with an amazing African-American narrative where the issues of mental health and racism undergird a powerful and engaging script.