Josiah Overstreet plays Troy's brother Gabriel, who is disabled and confused from war injuries, with a wisdom all his own. Maya Banks is delightful as the young daughter Raynell.
Every actor displays flashes of brilliance that reach out to grab the audience and shake them from their complacency. Unfortunately, the characters do not mesh together well, which leaves gaps in the seams and gaping rents in the scenes.
Those gaps should mend naturally, however, LaRaye could help the process with a mid-week rehearsal for the sake of continuity. The hope in “Fences” should not be lost and with a little work regarding the flow, the play will have a great deal more relevancy. As expected, the Poteet sets are delightful and the technical presentation is flawless.
— Elizabeth Hurd