Two Trains Running | Goodman Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 19 2015
Price: $25-$79
August Wilson's Two Trains Running, the seventh in his ten-play Pittsburgh cycle, is a drama of thwarted hopes and stagnation. It is 1969. Malcolm X is dead. Martin Luther King is dead. And though only Malcolm is mentioned by name, the ghost of King hovers over the proceedings, contributing to the miasma of desperation. All of Wilson's characters are stuck in one way or another. Memphis, the play's protagonist, is about to lose his diner to urban renewal, but city hall won't pay him the price he deserves for the property. Sterling, just out of prison, can't get a job in the steel mills because he isn't in the union, and he can't join the union because he doesn't have a job in the steel mills. Hambone just wants the ham he was promised. Continue reading >>
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