Two Trains Running
October 15 - October 19
There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. It is Pittsburgh, 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project that is sweeping away the buildings of a community, but not its spirit.
The iconic American playwright August Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in this defining moment of American history. When Two Trains Running opened on Broadway in 1992, its legendary premiere won TONY and Drama Desk Awards. Directed by the 2018 winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award, Nancy Medina, this major revival will introduce this Pulitzer Prize shortlisted modern classic to UK – wide audiences for the first time.
‘Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history’ – THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘A work by a writer at the peak of his powers’ – VARIETY
‘TWO TRAINS RUNNING is a masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and unsung men and women who are anything but ordinary’ – VARIETY
POST SHOW TALK – WED 16 OCT 7:45PM
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE – THU 17 OCT 7:45PM
AUDIO DESCRIBED – SAT 19 OCT 2:30PM
TOUCH TOUR – SAT 19 OCT 1:00PM
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Nancy Medina
Co-Produced by English Touring Theatre and Royal and Derngate, Northampton
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