“The strongest, most passionate American dramatic writing since Tennessee Williams.”–The New York Post

“Fences leaves no doubt that Mr. Wilson is a major writer, combining a poet’s ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor, a sure sense for crackling dramatic incident, and a passionate commitment to a great subject.”–The New York Times

“A blockbuster piece of theater, a major American play.”–New York Daily News

“An eloquent play… a comedy-drama that is well-nigh flawless.”–New York Magazine

“A moving story line and a hero almost Shakespearian in contour.”–The Wall Street Journal

“A work of tremendous impact that summons up gratitude for the beauty of its language, the truth of its character, the power of its portrayals.”–Chicago Tribune