Written by August Wilson
March 2-April 1, 2018
Friday/Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | 3 p.m.
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR
The Civil Rights Movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969 and Memphis Lee’s diner scheduled to be torn down, a casualty of the City’s renovation project (economic development). Struggling to cope with the rapidly changing world, Memphis and diner regulars fight to hang onto their solidarity and sense of community.
With compassion, humor and a sense of place and time, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, August Wilson, paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in the shadows of major events, and the unsung men and women who are anything but ordinary.
"So determined is 'Two Trains Running' to avoid red-letter events and larger-than-life heroes that it is easily Mr. Wilson's most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history." —The New York Times
"Two Trains Running" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.