Juniors and seniors attended the movie Fences on Monday, based on the August Wilson play of the same name. The play focuses on the struggle of an African American father in Pittsburgh in the 1950s named Troy, a fallen baseball hero. He finds himself in conflict with his son, who aspires to a career in football, and with his wife, whom he has betrayed. Ms. Collins teaches the play to juniors in the spring. Trips to movies and plays are a key part of our English curriculum, allowing students to see as various directors adapt an author’s words onto the stage or screen.