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Two Trains Running (Off-Broadway) Story

The second production in the Signature Theatre Company's season-long August Wilson series, Two Trains Running introduces audiences to the regulars at a popular Pittsburgh diner in 1969. These African-American characters are grinding out an existence against the backdrop of a turbulent world and rapidly changing city: Memphis Lee looks to prevent the demolition of his restaurant in the face of a municipal project, while across the street, the local funeral director has more business than he can handle. Faced with racial inequality, a depressed economy and the threat of violence, the local residents fight to hang on to their solidarity and sense of community. First performed on Broadway in 1992, Two Trains Running is part of August Wilson's celebrated cycle of 10 plays covering every decade of the 20th century. See this master playwright's take on the '60s in this riveting ensemble drama.
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