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LIVING IN THE 1950S

The August Wilson cycle continues at American Stage. Fences, directed by Timothy Douglas, opens the company's season with its third installment from Wilson's 10-play cycle that chronicles African-American life in the 20th century, one for each decade.

Set in 1957, it features Evander Duck Jr. playing Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star turned garbage collector in Pittsburgh. Previews are on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Sept. 24 at the theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg.

The production opens Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 11. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. $26-$45.

"Pay what you can'' performances are Sunday and Sept. 29. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Coming Sunday

A look at why Fences became one of Wilson's biggest hits, winning the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for best play, in Sunday's Latitudes section.

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