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Two Trains Running – Press Release

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Acclaimed team celebrates Black History Month with revival
of August Wilson’s
Two Trains Runningat Matrix Theatre

Two Trains Running The team behind last year’s acclaimed Ovation, LADCC and Stage Raw award-nominated production of August Wilson’s King Hedley II returns to the Matrix with another installment of Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle,” the playwright’s decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. It’s 1969 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant struggle to cope with the turbulence of a world that is rapidly changing around them. With compassion, humor and a superb sense of place and time, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of everyday lives in the shadow of great events.

• Written by August Wilson
• Directed by Michele Shay
• Starring Dorian Missick, Alex Morris, Nija Okoro, Montae Russell, Terrell Tilford, Adolphus Ward, Ellis Williams; stand-bys: Jon Chaffin, Lee Stansberry, Cortney Wright
• Scenic design by John Iacovelli
• Lighting design by Brian Gale
• Sound design by Jeff Gardner
• Costume design by Mylette Nora
• Produced by Sophina Brown

Previews: Jan. 26, Jan. 27, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
Performances: Feb. 2 – March 3
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 31 (preview); Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 1 (preview), Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1
Saturdays at 2 p.m.: Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 26 (preview); Feb. 2 (opening), Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2

Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 27(preview); Feb. 3, 17, 24; March 3


A guest production at the
Matrix Theatre

7657 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046s
(west of Stanley Ave., between Fairfax and La Brea)


855-326-9945 or

General Admission: $35