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Two Trains Running - Full Length Play, Drama

Two Trains Running

August Wilson

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573704765

Finalist! 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

"Wilson has written roles for actors to love, complete with riffs and full blown emotional arias." - New York Newsday

"The most comic of the Wilson cycle so far." — The Christian Science Mo…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - Memphis Lee's coffee shop in a Pittsburgh neighborhood that is on the brink of economic development. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway

Finalist! 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Drama 

August Wilson is the recipient of the 1986 Whiting Award for Drama.
This is the 1960s chapter of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright's decade by decade saga of ordinary African Americans in this turbulent century. It takes place in Memphis Lee's coffee shop in a Pittsburgh neighborhood that is on the brink of economic development. Focus is on the characters who hang out there: a local sage, an elderly man who imparts the secrets of life as learned from a 322 year old sage, an ex con, a numbers runner, a laconic waitress who slashed her legs to keep men away, and a retarded man who was once cheated out of a ham. With Chekhovian obliqueness, the author reveals simple truths, hopes and dreams, creating a microcosm of an era and a community on the brink of change.

REVIEWS

"Wilson has written roles for actors to love, complete with riffs and full blown emotional arias." - New York Newsday

"The most comic of the Wilson cycle so far." — The Christian Science Monitor

"Wilson's most delicate and mature work." — Time

"Wilson's most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history." — The New York Times

Two Trains Running premiered at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in 1992. 
Characters

CASTING

6m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

HAMBONE
STERLING
MEMPHIS
HOLLOWAY
WOLF
RISA
WEST
Author
August Wilson

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans in North America, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century, forming the ... view full profile

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