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Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the eye of the woman being interviewed. "I'm directing August Wilson's 'Fences' at Long Wharf Theatre," says Phylicia Rashad, known widely as the mother Clair Huxtable in the hit TV series "The Cosby Show", which ran from 1984 to 1992. "We'll be sure to see it," he says smiling, tipping his head as he starts to leave. "And I'll make sure he gets there," says his...

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