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Watch Live: August Wilson's
Two Trains Running

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

7:00 PM

August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century.

Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

Directed by Michele Shay. Scroll down for full cast list.

The live video webcast of this reading is not available for on-demand viewing. Select plays will air on WNYC and public radio stations across the country in spring of 2015, and audio will be available for on-demand streaming here on our website.


Two Trains Running is set in 1969 in Pittsburgh's Hill District. It tells the story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. His regulars must deal with racial inequality and the turbulent, changing times. 


MEMPHIS..........Anthony Chisholm

WOLF..............Ron Cephas Jones

RISA...............Tracie Thoms

HOLLOWAY......James A. Williams

STERLING........Owiso Odera

HAMBONE........Keith Randolph Smith

WEST.............Harvy Blanks

Thanks to our philanthropic partners The Ford Foundation whose mission is to support visionary leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change worldwide and The Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Special permission for this project is provided by the Estate of August Wilson. For more information, please visit www.samuelfrench.com


Ruben Santiago-Hudson