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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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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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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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13 stars
attended Jan 20 2012

Fences is one of August Wilson's classics. The play deals with some profound events in the lives of the characters. The entire cast did a superb job. It was an entertaining and moving evening. Some of my family members plan to attend the Feb....continued

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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.