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.