THEATER 2 Wed, Jun 21, 2023 6:00 PM
THEATER 2 Mon, Jun 26, 2023 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2016
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Denzel Washington
Cast:Denzel Washington
Viola Davis
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Jovan Adepo
Russell Hornsby


August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1985 play is a searing examination of family and racial oppression in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy (Washington) is the bitter, working-class patriarch of the Maxon family, who regularly reminisces about the pro baseball career he might have had. When his son Troy is given an opportunity to make something of himself, Troy’s resentments toward himself, his family, and his wife Rose (Viola Davis, in an Oscar-winning performance) overwhelm him. Washington directs this adaptation of the play’s 2010 Broadway revival (for which he and co-star Viola Davis won Tony Awards), delivering a blistering account of a haunted man.