Enci / Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
"Fences," Pasadena Playhouse and the Odyssey Theatre. Two productions of August Wilson's drama, though neither of them without flaws, left no doubt about the play's potency. Laurence Fishburne and Charlie Robinson brought out different aspects of the paternal grit and grief of Troy, the volatile ex-baseball player and romantically straying sanitation man struggling in the conformist 1950s to be the upstanding father he never had.
Left, Elayn J. Taylor and Charlie Robinson in the revival of August Wilsons Fences at the Odyssey Theatre.