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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“Fences’ drama at Portland Playhouse
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.