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August Wilson's Two Trains Running
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 S. Pioneer Street
February 16-July 7, 2013
Two Trains Running is August Wilson’s searing portrait of African-American life in the ’60s. The play is directed by Lou Bellamy, one of the premier interpreters of Wilson’s work. TWO TRAINS is set in 1969, in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA, a year after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memphis, a restaurant owner, fights the city for a fair price on his building, and the waitress and denizens of the diner, along with Memphis, find their personal battles for respect and fairness echoing in a national conversation about equality.