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August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” spotlights the struggles and hopes of seven African-Americans who reside in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The year is 1969 and there is much racial tension in America. In the Hill District, impending gentrification threatens the livelihood of Memphis Lee – the proprietor of Lee’s Restaurant – and others. Inside the restaurant, which is located across the street from a funeral parlor and meat market, the seven characters reveal what they most want out of life and how they plan to get it.
In 1969 Pittsburgh, Memphis Lee’s diner — a hub of the predominantly African-American Hill District — is in jeopardy, thanks to an urban renewal project set to gentrify the neighborhood. This is the setting of August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” which will run through March at Triad Stage.
Lights Up! host Wayne Leonard is joined by Two Trains Running co-dramaturgs Virginia Hirsch & Iyanna Huffington, co-scenic designers Moriah & Isabel Curley-Clay, costume designer Grace McEwan, and assistant director Evan Mouton. Segment begins at the 45:33 mark and ends at 59:26.
Triad Stage will present holiday shows in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, in addition to five MainStage productions in Greensboro for its 19th season in 2019-20. “From classic American dramas to a new play that casts the audience as main characters, our 19th season has an abundance of the bold, daring work Triad Stage does best,” producing artistic director Preston Lane said in a news release.