One of the landmark pieces of American theater, August Wilson's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning "Fences" continues the year-long August Wilson Festival at Short North Stage.

One of the landmark pieces of American theater, August Wilson's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning "Fences" continues the year-long August Wilson Festival at Short North Stage.

"August's work has a musicality to it," said Director Mark Clayton Southers, who is also the festival's artistic director.

A moving piece, "and not always in a positive way," Southers called this work about Troy Maxson, once a promising baseball player (pre-Jackie Robinson) now making a living as a trash collector in Pittsburgh, "a study in how we navigate our way through life, how we're molded and shaped throughout generations and the ongoing battle to be a family."