The National Players, "Fences"

Galloway, N.J.- The National Players bring August Wilson’s most acclaimed drama “Fences” to Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Troy Maxson was a star in the Negro Baseball League, but he was past his prime by the time Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947. Now in 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy hauls garbage to provide for his family.

When his son Cory wants to play football, Troy worries the same barriers he faced will crush Cory's dreams, and he'll crush them first before anyone else does. But Troy's own mistakes and regrets may be as big a threat to his family's security as the racism that limited his opportunities.

As the past closes in, Troy finds the walls he's built for protection crumbling.

For the first time in their history, National Players will be touring with an all Black/African American ensemble for its 73rd tour of the United States in 2022-2023.

National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. They have performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for the American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for nearly three million people.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit Tickets also are available at the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 90 minutes before showtime. Call 609-652-9000.