Category Archives: Phylicia Rashad

Actor Spotlight: Esau Pritchett and Portia, Troy and Rose Maxson in Fences

                When Esau Pritchett and Portia talk about performing the words of August Wilson, they speak with a certain reverence and perhaps even awe. They marvel at the complexity of Wilson’s characters, the richness of his language, and emotional depths they have to plumb in order to bring… Continue reading →

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“It is a play about life”: Phylicia Rashad discusses Fences

When Phylicia Rashad speaks, people listen. During a recent visit to Long Wharf Theatre to review set designs and tour the space, Rashad spoke with a group of staff members about the power of Fences, the classic play by August Wilson being staged in November on the Mainstage. She held the room rapt with that… Continue reading →

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First rehearsal: Fences

Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein characterized Tuesday as a historic day in Long Wharf Theatre’s history. For the first time, the theatre will produce the work of the master playwright August Wilson. The staff and creative team celebrated the first rehearsal of Fences, directed by Phylicia Rashad. Edelstein pointed out that Wilson had a fruitful relationship with… Continue reading →

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