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Two Trains Running

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro


Two Trains Running

By August Wilson

Stand up for what’s right and experience the genius of August Wilson.  It’s 1969 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.   The city plans big for what they call urban renewal but Memphis Lee’s diner stands in the way.   He and his customers fight for survival on the precipice of enormous change.  Discover what really matters in this slice of life masterpiece that digs deep into the heart of the American Dream.

From the Artistic Director:
August Wilson (Fences, Triad Stage 2016) is hands down one of the greatest writers our country has produced.  When I first saw Lloyd Richard’s acclaimed Broadway production of Two Trains Running, I remember being shattered by the power of the funny and harrowing story of the amazing people I had met that evening at Memphis Lee’s diner.  This remains my favorite of Wilson’s plays and I know it will shake you to your core.  We are thrilled this production is part of UNCG’s year-long event series “The 60s:  Exploring the Limits”.


First Rehearsal
Tuesday, February 12 @ 12 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Join us as we greet the cast and creative team, hear about the show, and enjoy light refreshments! // Facebook event

Book Club: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Tuesday, February 19 @ 6 pm
Benjamin Branch Library // Facebook event

Technically Talking
Tuesday, March 12 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A behind-the-scenes conversation with our director and designers. // Facebook event

InSight with Hilda Willis
Sunday, March 17 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show) // Facebook event

Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements. // Facebook event

Thursday, March 21 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show. // Facebook event

Wine Tasting
Friday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show. // Facebook event

Storytelling Night | Theme: Persistence
Monday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm 
UpStage Cabaret
Storytellers and audience members join us for an evening of stories inspired by themes from our MainStage! // Facebook event

Book Club: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm
Scuppernong Books // Facebook event

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Tickets & Showtimes

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Sun, Mar 107:30pm P
Mar 11
Tue, Mar 127:30pm P,TT
Wed, Mar 137:30pm P
Thu, Mar 147:30pm P
Fri, Mar 158:00pm ON
Sat, Mar 168:00pm
Sun, Mar 172:00pm IN7:30pm
Mar 18
Tue, Mar 197:30pm $
Wed, Mar 207:30pm $,PT
Thu, Mar 217:30pm PS
Fri, Mar 228:00pm WT
Sat, Mar 238:00pm
Sun, Mar 242:00pm 7:30pm
Mar 25
Tue, Mar 267:30pm
Wed, Mar 277:30pm
Thu, Mar 287:30pm
Fri, Mar 298:00pm
Sat, Mar 302:00pm AD,SI8:00pm
Sun, Mar 312:00pm
Apr 1
Apr 2
Apr 3
Apr 4
Apr 5
Apr 6

Programming guide:

Creative Team

Keith Arthur Bolden
Costume Designer
Grace Schmitz
Lighting Designer
Oliver Wason
Sound Designer
Mike Skinner
Resident Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Virginia Hirsch
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Iyanna Huffington
Stage Manager
Terence Orleans Alexander
Assistant Stage Manager
Brigham Johnson
Scenic Designers
Moriah & Isabel Curley-Clay