Two Trains Running


Two Trains Running
By August Wilson
Directed by Chuck Smith
March 7 – April 19, 2015 (Opening Night is Monday, March 16)

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Two Trains Running is the centerpiece production of the Goodman’s March/April 2015 citywide August Wilson Celebration curated by Chuck Smith with Constanza Romero, Ron OJ Parson and Dr. Harvey Young.  In 2007, Goodman Theatre became the first theater in the world to produce all 10 plays in August Wilson’s “20th Century Cycle,” of which Two Trains Running is a part (the Goodman previously produced this play in 1993, directed by Lloyd Richards). The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn’t quite reached all of the city’s residents, some of whom gather daily at Memphis’ diner to gossip about the neighborhood, dream about their futures and confront the brutal realities of the present. Now Memphis must decide if he should allow the government to take over his building or sell the property to a ruthless businessman. In one of his most affecting plays, written in 1990, the legendary Wilson explores a time of extraordinary change—and the ordinary people who get left behind.

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Two Trains Running & August Wilson Celebration

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    (L to R) Chester Gregory (Sterling) and Alfred Wilson (Holloway) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Anthony Irons (Wolf), Terry Bellamy (Memphis) and Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Alfred Wilson (Holloway), Ernest Perry Jr. (Hambone), Chester Gregory (Sterling), Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) and Anthony Irons (Wolf) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Chester Gregory (Sterling) and Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Chester Gregory (Sterling) and Anthony Irons (Wolf) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    TTRProduction_06

    (L to R) Ernest Perry Jr. (Hambone) and Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Chester Gregory (Sterling) and Ernest Perry Jr. (Hambone) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Alfred Wilson (Holloway) and Terry Bellamy (Memphis) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    A.C. Smith (West) August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) Chester Gregory (Sterling) and Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    (L to R) A.C. Smith (West) and Terry Bellamy (Memphis) in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015). 

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    Director Chuck Smith in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    Chester Gregory (Sterling) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    Anthony Irons (Wolf) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    Ernest Perry Jr. (Hambone) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    TTRRehearsal_05

    (L to R) A.C. Smith (West) and Nambi E. Kelley (Risa) in rehearsal for Two Trains Runningby August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    Alfred Wilson (Holloway) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    TTRRehearsal_07

    (L to R) Director Chuck Smith and Anthony Irons (Wolf) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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    TTRRehearsal_08

    A.C. Smith (West) in rehearsal for Two Trains Running by August Wilson, directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 7 – April 12, 2015).

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