Two Trains Running

Date(s) - 03/04/2021 - 04/03/2021
12:00 am

O'Reilly Theater


This play is the sixth installment of August Wilson’s (1945-2005) groundbreaking “The Pittsburgh Cycle” series of plays.

“Two Trains Running” is set in Pittsburgh’s storied Hill District during that turbulent year of 1969 as the civil rights movement ignites across America. Neighborhood businessman Memphis faces a battle of his own in Pittsburgh where the city wants to raze his restaurant for an urban renewal project. As the world faces rapid change, Memphis and his regular customers fight to keep a sense of order and dignity as they each take a leap of faith. Some of them bet on love, or luck, or justice.

And some of them only trust the mystical advice of 349-year-old Aunt Ester in this wise, funny and achingly beautiful play that’s brimming with local history and legendary language.

621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States