Thursday, August 31, 2006

Free Event: August Wilson Day at the Playhouse

In celebration of Fences and playwright August Wilson, Pasadena Playhouse Community Outreach Program presents AUGUST WILSON DAY, Saturday September 2, 2006 – an inspired cultural afternoon to recognize the esteemed playwright and one of his most acclaimed works, Fences.

At 1:00 p.m. enjoy the sounds of acclaimed jazz singer Patrice Quinn and her fabulous trio -- Peter Smith (piano), Pablo Mota (bass), Lorca Hart (drums) on the patio. The Gourmet Cobbler Factory will be selling cobbler and ice cream, Pasadena Playhouse Concessions stand will be open. In addition, August Wilson Cultural Arts and Community Row will feature various arts and community organizations, as well as vintage Negro and Cuban Baseball League apparel. Dana Rebecca Woods (costume designer) will display her Fences costume designs in the Friendship Center. The temperature for Saturday will be 81 degrees – an ideal afternoon to join us on the patio!

At 2:00 p.m., the speaker mainstage event: Building Fences: An Actor’s Perspective will feature actors who have performed in various productions of Fences, including Pasadena Playhouse Fences cast members Wendell Pierce and Bryan Clark, and Odyssey Theatre’s Fences cast member Elayne Taylor. Artistic Director Sheldon Epps (Director, Fences) will join them. Dr. Melvin Donalson, Associate Professor in the English Department at California State University, Los Angeles) will moderate.


Just email the box office at or FAX your request to (626)792-7343. Include your name, number of tickets you want, address, phone and email address.

Your free tickets will be held at the will call table on Saturday! For more information you can email

Please note: that afternoon's performance of Fences has been sold out, though stand-by passes may be available. You can still get tickets for other performances of Fences by calling the Box Office at (626)356-7529 or by ordering on-line here.

[Photo credit: Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, photo by Craig Schwartz]

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