Tucson : 01/19/19 - 02/09/19

Phoenix : 02/14/19 - 03/03/19


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Directed by LOU BELLAMY

The crossroads of a revolution. There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 – and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished – a casualty of the city’s renovation project, where urban planning is rapidly eating away at Memphis’ beloved neighborhood. Now he must decide if he should allow the government to take over his building or sell the property to a ruthless businessman, while the diner regulars fight to hang on to their solidarity and sense of community. For it is this diner – which seems to always be out of what’s promised on the menu – where they gather daily to gossip about the neighborhood, dream about their futures, and confront the brutal realities of the present. The seventh in his decade-by-decade saga of ordinary African Americans in the turbulent twentieth century, Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind.

“Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” – New York Times

“Perfection … A work by a writer at the peak of his powers.” – Variety

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Accessible Performances:
Tuc: 02/07/19 (2:00 p.m.) – AD / OC; 02/07/19 (7:30 p.m.) – ASL
Phx: 02/20/19 (7:30 p.m.) – AD; 02/24/19 (7:00 p.m.) – OC; 02/28/19 (2:00 p.m.) – AD; 03/02/19 (2:00 p.m.) – ASL

AD: Audio Described OC: Open Captioned ASL: American Sign Language-Interpreted 

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Lou Bellamy: Director
Vicki Smith: Scenic Designer
Mathew LeFebvre: Costume Designer
Don Darnutzer: Lighting Designer
Brian Jerome Peterson : Sound Designer
Glenn Bruner* : Production Stage Manager


James Craven: Memphis
Erika LaVonn: Risa
Cedric Mays: Sterling
Lester Purry: Wolf
Alan Bomar Jones: Holloway
Dennis Spears: West
Ahanti Young: Hambone