Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running at The Weekend Theater in Little Rock, ARBy August Wilson.

August 21, 22, 28, 29, September 4, 5, 2015.

Directed by Jamie Scott Blakey and Margaret Parker.


Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, August Wilson, this is a story about love, hate, and the struggles that ordinary African Americans faced in a Pittsburgh neighborhood in 1969.  The gossip, debates, philosophizing, and storytelling that take place in Memphis’ restaurant reflect the oral tradition of African American culture.  Wilson’s characters appear engaged in talk that seems detached from the racial riots, assassinations, and antiwar protest that marked this era and damaged black areas economically.  The restaurant and the neighborhood are on the brink of economic development.  Wilson explores their social and psychological manifestations of changing attitudes toward race.  Seeking to escape from poverty, racism, and “Jim Crow” laws, many black Americans migrated to northern industrial cities during the early and mid-20th century where Wilson reveals simple truths, hopes and dreams for a community on the brink of change.


Memphis — Jermaine McClure
West — Rodney Ford
Holloway — Eric Tate
Wolf — Keith Harper
Sterling — Kearie Saine
Hambone — Ronald Coleman
Risa — Cherisse Coleman


$16 — Adults
$12 — Students & Seniors

Curtain time is 7:30 pm.


The Box Office and the theater open one (1) hour prior to curtain.
The House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Two Trains Running at TWT