FENCES is set in the 1950s and tells the story of a family torn apart by Troy (Denzel Washington). He is so caught up in his own suffering at the hands of society and his life circumstance that he cannot allow himself any happiness. While trying to escape his father, he manages to become him. Viola Davis plays Troy’s wife, Rose. Both Washington and Davis won Tonys for their work in the 2010 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play upon which this is based.
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