Set in Garfield Park in the early 2000s, Broken Fences examines culture, race and socio-economics. Those tough issues are addressed through the lives and interactions of two couples. Hoody and D have been in the neighborhood for years. Czar and April have saved for years to buy their first home. As Hoody struggles to cover his property tax bill and Czar attempts to join the community, both fight to maintain separate identities and accept the changes surrounding them.

A free reading of the play will take place Saturday, Sept. 14th, 1-3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; 611 Randolph in Oak Park.

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center will give away $200 worth of free tickets to see the play at Saturday’s free reading.