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CPG Presents: Two Trains Running by August Wilson

November 11, 2022, 7:30 PM - November 20, 2022, 2:00 PM

Due to non-covid illness opening night has been cancelled. If you purchased a ticket for opening night it will be honored for any other performance.

The seventh play is August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running takes place in a restaurant run by a man named Memphis Lee. It is the 1960s, and the neighborhood is about to go through major economic development and gentrification. While we see a lot of the same themes as in August’s earlier works (surrounding race, oppression, identity), we see how those themes are filtered through a more modern world that is in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Malcolm X has just been killed, and the younger characters in the play, namely Sterling and Risa, are searching for who they are and where they fit in. Memphis has given up on trying to save his business from being taken by the government, but insists on getting the money he deserves.


Memphis Mark Williams
Wolf Brandon Lee
Risa Cadessa Davis
Holloway Don Gathers
Sterling Hyison Payne
Hambone Todd Carter
West Rory Lee-Washington

If you purchase a virtual ticket, links to view the show will be in your receipt.

General Admission $20

Student $15

Senior $10

In person patrons must show proof of vaccination at the door. All tickets are at will call.

Thursday – Saturday house opens at 7pm, show at 730pm.

Sundays house opens at 1:30pm, show at 2pm.

  • Organizer Name: JSAAHC
  • Phone: (434) 260-8720
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  • Type: Culture & Heritage
  • Time: November 11, 2022 - 7:30 PM November 20, 2022 - 2:00 PM
  • Venue:JSAAHC
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