Signature Theatre Company's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running will open on December 3rd at the company's Peter Norton Space (555 W. 42nd St.). The show, which began previews on November 7th, will play an extended limited run through January 14th.
Two Trains Running is directed by Lou Bellamy. The $15 ticket initiative, made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc., only applies to the originally scheduled run, November 7-December 30. Tickets for extension weeks will be $55 (regular price).
"In 1969 Pittsburgh, the regulars at a popular local diner grind 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, Mr. West, 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," state press materials.
The cast features Leon Addison Brown (Broadway: On The Waterfront, Prelude to a Kiss), Chad L. Coleman (Force Continuum/Atlantic Theatre Company; North Atlantic/Wooster Group), Frankie Faison ("The Wire," The Thomas Crown Affair), Arthur French (Kinsey, Music of the Heart), Ron Cephas Jones (Satellites/Public Theatre; The Wooden Breeks/MCC), January LaVoy (Joy/Actors' Playhouse; The Piano Lesson/Pittsburgh Public) and Ed Wheeler (Zooman and The Sign/Second Stage; East Texas Hot Links/Public Theatre).
Visit www.signaturetheatre.org for tickets and more information.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
Leon Addison Brown as Hambone and January LaVoy as Risa
Chad L. Coleman as Sterling and Leon Addison Brown
Frankie Faison as Memphis and Arthur French as Holloway