Venue Details

108 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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Grdnt
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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daeglo
They had refreshments for sale beforehand.
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25 ratings
4.7 average rating
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352 reviews
108 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

This play was very well acted by most of the cast. The male lead who played Troy was stellar. The two younger male actors were not as believable and needed some polishing. Regardless, certainly go see this play. Altarena Playhouse never...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 20 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the Altarena Playhouse production of Fences. The performance was breath-taking as many times I leaned forward in my seat as if I was a part of the cast. The actors were top-notch. I'd definitely go to see this again.

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38 reviews
53 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

Go Go Go to this show!!!! Outstanding production of a great play, wonderfully staged in the round and acted by a superior cast. Do not miss it!

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Website

http://www.altarena.org

Description

A play by August Wilson

Directed by Gene Kahane

Fifty-something Troy hasn’t had it easy. The color barrier kept him out of Major League baseball, and as he struggles to make ends meet for his family, frustration over his tumultuous life sometimes gets in the way of his real affection for them. And the unfinished fence in his backyard … what’s he trying to keep out—or fence in? This exploration of race relations in 1950s America, whose productions have featured James Earl Jones and Denzel Washington, won the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony, and the Drama Desk award.

Featuring: Jaelyn Cooper, Dwight Fisher, Dorian Lockett, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Marcus Thompson, Cornell White-Cockrell, and Avondina Wills

Recommended for ages 13 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.