By Kenneth Jones
29 Jan 2010
|Photo by South Coast Repertory|
Charlie Robinson (of TV's "Night Court") plays Troy Maxson, the brutish, flawed patriarch who once played baseball in the Negro League and now spars with his wife, Rose (played by Juanita Jennings of "Meet the Browns"), and his athlete son, Cory (played by Larry Bates). Seret Scott directs a cast that also includes Gregg Daniel (Bono), Brandon J. Dirden (Lyons), Baron Kelly (Gabe) and, in alternating performances, Skye Whitebear and Sofya Ogunseitan (Raynell).
Performances play South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage.
SCR's Fences creative team includes Shaun Motley (set design), Dana Rebecca Woods (costume design), Peter Maradudin (lighting design), Jim Ragland (sound design), Chrissy Church (assistant stage manager) and Jamie Tucker (stage manager).
Robinson was last seen at SCR in the world premiere of My Wandering Boy, and prior to that in Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Robinson won the 2006 Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Play for his earlier work as Troy in Fences, a role he played for six months at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is widely known for his television credits, especially as Mac in "Night Court."
For tickets, call the box office at (714) 708-5555 or visit www.scr.org.
South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA.