August Wilson’s ‘Two Trains Running’

February 2, 2019

March 3, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

$35 (For $25 tickets use Promo code BCE2019 for Feb. 23 @ 8pm only)


Event Description

Two Trains Running comes  to the Matrix  Theatre in celebration of Black History month. The play is another installment of Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle,” the playwright’s decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. It’s 1969 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant struggle to cope with the turbulence of a world that is rapidly changing around them. With compassion, humor and a superb sense of place and time, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in the shadow of great events.

Stage and Cinema Review:

“Opening last weekend at the Matrix Theatre, Two Trains Running, a 1992 Pulitzer-Prize nominated time capsule, still entangles us today with director Michele Shay’s riveting production. As much a warning as a matter of memory, the inequity that Selma couldn’t end and that Ferguson continued is center stage for nearly three highly rewarding hours.” Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema

• Written by August Wilson
• Directed by Michele Shay
• Starring Dorian MissickAlex MorrisNija OkoroMontae RussellTerrell TilfordAdolphus WardEllis Williams; stand-bys: Jon ChaffinLee StansberryCortney Wright
• Scenic design by John Iacovelli
• Lighting design by Brian Gale
• Sound design by Jeff Gardner
• Costume design by Mylette Nora
• Produced by Sophina Brown

Performance Schedule:
Previews: Jan. 26, Jan. 27, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
Performances: Feb. 2 – March 3
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 31 (preview); Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 1 (preview), Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 26 (preview); Feb. 2 (opening), Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 27(preview); Feb. 3, 17, 24; March 3


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