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Written in 1983 by August Wilson, Fences is the sixth in the author's ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle. Set in the 1950s, the script explores the African-American experience of the era through an examination of race, money, and family drama. The play earned a career high for Wilson, who won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his script. That same year, James Earl Jones won the Tony Award for Best Actor in the original Broadway production. The first Broadway revival of the play took place in April 2010 for a limited 13-week engagement at the Court Theatre. The production, which was directed by Kenny Leon, starred A-list actors Denzel Washington (Troy Maxson) and Viola Davis (Rose) who both won Tony Awards for Best Performance By an Actor in a Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Play. As the play continues to get various productions around the world, audiences everywhere seek Fences tickets to see this outstanding script come to life.