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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Jubilee Theatre presents August Wilson’s ‘Two Trains Running’

Jubilee Theatre brings Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s play Two Trains Running to Fort Worth March 17-April. If that name is familiar to you, it might be because the hit movie Fences was based on his 1983 play by the same name.

Fences was set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1957. Two Trains Running is in the same setting in 1969, as the civil rights movement was sweeping across Pittsburgh. Memphis Lee’s diner in the Hill District is scheduled to be torn down, a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Struggling to cope with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and the diner regulars fight to hang on to their solidarity and sense of community.

Bargain Priced $19 Preview Performances run March 17-23; Opening night is Friday, March 24, and performances continue through April 16, 2017 ($25-$29). Evening performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at jubileetheatre.org, in person at the theater box office, 506 Main St., or by calling (817) 338-4411. The box office is open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour before each performance.

– FWBP Staff

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