The stars came out this weekend to support the opening of August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” presented by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. Opening Night on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 brought in actors Samuel L. Jackson (Django, Iron Man), John Beasley (Everwood, The Treme), and Joyful Drake and Nadine Ellis from BET’s Let’s Stay Together. On Sunday, Feb 17, 2013, New York Times’ Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage was in attendance, as well as actor Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show).
Two Trains Running is directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson. The show is set in 1969, the Hill District of Pittsburgh is gentrifying while the regulars at a popular local diner grind out an existence against the backdrop of a turbulent world. Unknowingly, the regulars take up a fight that carries them head on into the Civil Rights Movement. Two Trains Running is an inspiring story about the protest that changed a nation.
“…a daring artistic choice on Mr, Wilson’s part, that pays off in a rich societal portrait…” – New York Times
Tickets and information can be found at http://www.truecolorstheatre.org.
Two Trains Running
by August Wilson
directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson
February 12 to March 10, 2013
Previews: February 12, 13, 14, 2013
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Weekday Matinee: February 20, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Venue: Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
TICKETS: $15 -$60
Group Sales for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting True Colors’ Group Sales department at 404-532-1901 ext. 201.