"Exceptional"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Mar 7 – Apr 19, 2015 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission

Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-nominated masterpiece, praised by Variety as "perfection…[a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers."

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, legendary writer August Wilson explores a time of extraordinary change—and the ordinary people who get left behind.

 

 

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Artists

By AUGUST WILSON, Directed by CHUCK SMITH

Cast

TERRY BELLAMY - Memphis
CHESTER GREGORY - Sterling
ANTHONY IRONS - Wolf
NAMBI E. KELLEY - Risa
ERNEST PERRY JR. - Hambone
A.C. SMITH - West
ALFRED WILSON - Holloway

Creative Team and Crew

LINDA BUCHANAN - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
JOHN CULBERT - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI - Sound Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
KATHLEEN PETROZIELLO - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • ★★★1/2 (out of 4)

    - Chicago Tribune

  • Highly Recommended

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Chuck Smith's stellar revival of Two Trains Running [is]...among the finest works in Wilson's 20th Century Cycle"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

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