Two Trains Running
Jackie Herd-Barber & Michael Barber
Amy & Fred Croen
A CLASSIC FROM AN AMERICAN MASTER PLAYWRIGHT
It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Civil Rights movement may just be an impractical dream.
Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary, in the play The New York Times declared as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.”
ADVISORY: August Wilson’s 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.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
AUGUST WILSON’S TWO TRAINS RUNNING • MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER QUADRACCI POWERHOUSE APRIL 16 – MAY 12, 2019
COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER’S RING OF FIRE, EVERY BRILLIANT THING, TWO TRAINS RUNNING