About Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running is a play by American playwright August Wilson. Set during the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Pittsburgh, it tells the story of a restaurant owner who is forced to sell his beloved restaurant due to urban planning taking over so much of his neighborhood. Two Trains Running is the seventh installment in Wilson’s ten-part series, The Pittsburgh Cycle, and premiered on Broadway in 1992. It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Pittsburgh Cycle is a Pulitzer Prize winner. It was published later in 1993 by Plume.

“Two Trains Running” explores the stark realities of the American Dream and the contemporary issue of urban gentrification from a number of compelling perspectives.

Acts On Stage

Acts On Stage is a non-profit theater dedicated to centering the voices, works, talents and initiatives of People of Color and Creatives of Faith.  Acts On Stage is dedicated to changing lives dramatically through the production of programs and performances that elevate. Our vision is to be a driving force behind a new era renaissance in which creativity creates change!