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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 its history, National Players takes August Wilson's most acclaimed drama in his Century Cycle Plays to the stage.

By August Wilson

Directed by Craig Wallace

2022-23 Season
Part of the 2022-23 Season

Behind the Scenes

Othering & Belonging - Shifting the Narrative with Increased Representation in Arts & Sports

In conjunction with Mosaic Theatre's production of the Till Trilogy and Reflection Series
September 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm
1938 Original Theatre
Free with RSVP

Who we see on stage, on screen, on the field, or on the court makes a political statement whether we want it to or not, creating the narrative of how we see this story, our country, and ourselves. National Players Tour 73 with a Black ensemble in Much Ado About Nothing helps re-envision who can or should play Shakespeare. Mosaic Theatre’s Till Trilogy is using theatre to continue the conversation of begun by Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Halle Berry, or Venus and Serena Williams. Join Olney Theatre Center in collaboration with Mosaic Theatre for a conversation about representation of people of color in the arts and sports, particularly where we are now in shifting this narrative towards accessibility and inclusivity along with special guests Psalmayene 24, Yolanda Stanislaus,and Ariel Elizabeth Davis. 


Psalmayene 24, Artist in Residence, Mosaic Theatre,
Yolanda Stanislaus, Director of Professional Growth Systems at Montgomery County Public Schools 
Ariel Elizabeth Davis, Director of Communications at the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund and co-founder of The Arts Administrators of Color Network

Free with RSVP


September 1 - October 12 2022

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