Cast for August Wilson’s ‘Two Trains Running’ revealed

The cast for August Wilson’s epic drama, Two Trains Running, has been announced

Confronted  with  a rapidly changing  world  in  the wake of the death  of Dr. Martin  Luther  King, Jr. and the looming  demolition  of Memphis  Lee’s diner, Memphis and  his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride.  The show has been hailed  by the New York  Times as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.

Eugene Lee (Memphis), Nicole Lewis (Risa) and David Emerson Toney (Holloway) in in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running,Reprising their roles from the celebrated Seattle Repertory production hailed by The Seattle Times as “powerful…deeply resonant” are  Eugene Lee (Broadway’s Gem of the  Ocean  and  Arena  Stage’s every tongue confess)  as  Memphis Lee, Carlton  Byrd  (Woolly  Mammoth’s Antebellum)  as Sterling, William  Hall  Jr.  (Seattle Shakespeare  Company’s  Othello)  as West,  Reginald  Andre  Jackson   (Seattle  Repertory’s  Well)  as Wolf,  Nicole Lewis  (Broadway’s Hair)  as  Risa,  Frank  Riley  Ill  (Arena  Stage’s A  Raisin  in  the  Sun)  as  Hambone and  David Emerson Toney (Broadway’s Juan  Darien and Arena Stage’s  The Piano Lesson)  as Holloway.

Two Trains Running, under the direction of Juliette Carrillo,  is a co-production  with  Seattle  Repertory Theatre and  runs  March  30-April  29, 2018 on the  Fichandler Stage.  For ticket information, click here.

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