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!
Book Club: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Tuesday, February 19 @ 6 pm
Benjamin Branch Library
Tuesday, March 12 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A behind-the-scenes conversation with our director and designers.
InSight with Hilda Willis
Sunday, March 17 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show)
Dudley Alumni Night
Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:30 pm
Show your Dudley Pride! Support our work with Dudley High School, our Project Discovery partner. Over 100 Dudley students will see Two Trains Running, and will receive classroom workshops on August Wilson and the play.
Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements.
Thursday, March 21 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show.
Friday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show.
Storytelling Night | Theme: Persistence
Monday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Storytellers and audience members join us for an evening of stories inspired by themes from our MainStage!
Book Club: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm
Scuppernong Books // Facebook event
“Loved it! It’s about community, perseverance, love, togetherness, overcoming obstacles.”
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.