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Two Trains Running

Florida's oldest established African-American theater company, M Ensemble Company, presents its production of August Wilson's acclaimed play Two Trains Running. The play was first performed in 1990 and premiered two years later on Broadway, where it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set in 1968 during the civil rights movement in Pittsburgh's Hill District, a predominantly Black neighborhood, the play revolves around Memphis, the owner of a restaurant slated for demolition by the city, and his employees and regular patrons. Andrè L. Gainey directs M Ensemble's production, which features Chat Atkins, Pamela Hankerson, Jean Hyppolite, and Melvin Huffnagle in starring roles.

— Jose D. Duran

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