Two Trains Running
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Timothy Bond
In Two Trains Running, an optimistic ex-con enters the insular confines of Memphis Lee's diner and awakens a cast of older and skeptical characters to the possibilities of a new era. Set in the turbulence of 1969, a time much like today, Two Trains Running is one of the most humorous and politically potent of Wilson's 20th Century Cycle plays.
Syracuse Stage gives a brilliant, moving performance. --Josh Austin, BroadwayWorld.com
The most striking aspect of Two Trains Running is how it simulataneously blends deep, political ideas about the civil rights movement with light-hearted comedy. --Max Antonucci, The Daily Orange
"Two Trains" is a trip not to be missed for its humor, power, and truth. All aboard! --Tony Curulla, Syracuse.com
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M&T Bank Pay-What-You-Can Dress Rehearsal TUES, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
$9 suggested donation to watch the final dress rehearsal. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
Live in the Sutton Series FRI, Feb. 1
A post-show party in the Sutton Pavilion following the 8 p.m. opening night performance. Live music by the Bill Horrace Trio.
Join us for a free, intimate, insightful and entertaining pre-show talk in the Sutton Pavilion led by members of the cast. One hour prior to curtain.
SUN, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.
SAT, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
THURS, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Post-Show Panel Discussion SUN, Feb. 3 after the 2 p.m. matinee performance
Join us for an insightful discussion on "August Wilson's Women: Wives, Mothers & Children of Incarcerated Black Men" moderated by SU Law Professor Paula Johnson, featuring guest panelists Vincent Love (President of 100 Black Men of Syracuse), Helen Hudson (Mothers Against Gun Violence), and Omanii Abdullah (Jail Ministry)
Wednesday @ 1 Lecture Series WED, Feb. 6
Pre-show lecture at 1 p.m. by Professor Horrace Campbell on "The Cultural and Political Power of African Americans Then & Now" in the Sutton Pavilion before the 2 p.m. matinee performance
Open Captioning Series WED, Feb. 6 & SUN, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
Open captioned 2 p.m. performance
Slam Poetry and Soul Food Happy Hour THURS, Feb. 7 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Half-price drinks and complimentary appetizers from Juanita's Soul Classics in the Sutton Pavilion. Get a taste of our Signature Drink: Loose Caboose (Vodka, Cranberry juice, Lemon juice, Grenadine). Plus slam poetry by local poets from Underground Poetry Spot.
Sign Interpreted Series SAT, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.
Actor Talkback Series SUN, Feb. 10
Meet the actors after the 7 p.m. performance
Audio Described Series SAT, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.
Patrons who are blind or visually impaired may pick up an infrared audio receiver upon arriving at the theatre, and during the performance a live narrator will verbalize visual details about the actors and scenic elements. Due to limited availability, audio receivers must be reserved in advance through the box office, 315-443-3275.
Show DATES - Times
Single Tickets: $30-$51
Under 40: $30
Under 18: $18
College Students: $18
Rush tickets available day of performance only: $20-$25 general public, $18 with valid student ID
Bringing students to the show? Get them prepared with our study guides.