AUGUST WILSON'S

Two Trains Running

AUGUST WILSON’s

Two Trains Running

Presented by MOE AND JACK ROUSE and RANDOLPH WADSWORTH

Not Currently Playing
Marx Theatre

About

MARCH 02 - MARCH 30, 2019
Directed by TIMOTHY DOUGLAS

In August Wilson’s masterpiece, history unfolds around everyday lives against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. Long-time regulars gather at the local diner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to gossip, flirt and play the numbers. Now the owner must decide whether to let the city take over his building or sell it to a shrewd, local businessman. Part of Wilson’s trailblazing American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running paints a compassionate and unforgettable portrait of ordinary people in the midst of transformation.

“Perfection … a work by a writer at the peak of his powers.” —  Variety


ADVISORY:
August Wilson’s Two Trains Running is suitable for adults and teenage audiences. Wilson weaves a dramatic portrait of characters who discuss racial matters, engage in a few illegal activities and use adult language (including the n-word) to describe their life experiences.

RUNNING TIME: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

 

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Artists

Frank Britton

Hambone

Doug Brown

West

Chiké Johnson

Sterling

Jefferson A. Russell

Wolf

Malkia Stampley

Risa

Raymond Anthony Thomas

Memphis

Michael Anthony Williams

Holloway

Carlton Byrd

Sterling Understudy

Shannon Dorsey

Risa Understudy

August Wilson

Author

Timothy Douglas

Director/Associate Artist

Tony Cisek

Set Designer

Kara Harmon

Costume Designer

Michael Gilliam

Lighting Designer

Matthew M. Nielson

Composer/Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

C. Renee Alexander

Assistant Director

Jenifer Morrow

Production Stage Manager

Brooke Redler

Stage Manager

 

 

 
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Engage

Time Waits for No One

Feb 7, 2019
Erica Reid

The long-time regulars of a local diner watch history unfold amidst the civil rights movement in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.

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Conveying Truths: A Q&A With Timothy Douglas

Feb 15, 2019
Erica Reid

Playhouse Associate Artist Timothy Douglas provides creative insight into directing August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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Director's Notes by Timothy Douglas

Mar 1, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Playhouse Associate Artist and Two Trains Running Director Timothy Douglas provides his notes on the significance of revisiting August Wilson's award-winning work.

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The Characters of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Mar 18, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Playhouse Artistic Associate Timothy Douglas shares insight into the characters’ journeys and how he directed the cast of this historical drama.

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5 Questions With Frank Britton

Mar 20, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Meet Frank Britton, who plays Hambone in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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Outfitting August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Mar 21, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Costume Designer Kara Harmon tells us more about dressing the characters of August Wilson's masterpiece set in the 1960s.

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5 Questions With Malkia Stampley

Mar 25, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Meet Malkia Stampley who plays Risa in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

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