Two Trains Running


It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement may be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban‐renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the ‘60s tells the story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in history. “Powerful...the drama surges with confidence…it’s a lively, probing show.” – Washington Post

Extended by popular demand thru May 4, 2014!

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
180 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $45

Discount Tickets Available

Visit Show Website

Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/02/2014 - 05/04/2014
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 03:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 04/08/2014 - 7:30pm


  • 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm


  • 04/12/2014 - 3:00pm
Performer Role
Jefferson A Russell Memphis
KenYatta Rogers Wolf
Shannon Dorsey Risa
Michael Anthony Williams Holloway
Ricardo Frederick Evans Sterling
Frank Britton Hambone
Doug Brown West
Production Personnel
August Wilson
Timothy Douglas
Costume Designer
Reggie Ray
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Matthew M. Nielson
Lighting Designer
Dan Covey


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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