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The story of a community at the crossroads of change

2 TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson

The 7th Installment in our STUNNING Century Cycle

Directed by Bob Devin Jones

Opens Friday, January 24
Closes Sunday, February 23

Sunday, February 23 at 8pm


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Finalist 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

NY Drama Critics Circle Award for "Best American Play"

"Its stunning monologues are gorgeous, funny and savage." -LA Times

"The most comic of the Wilson cycle so far." -The Christian Science Monitor

It is 1969, and in the aftermath of the riots, Dr. King’s assassination, and the rise of the black power movement, a young man named Stirling comes to Memphis Lee’s diner where customers have gathered for decades to share their struggles, faith, and hopes. But this diner has been slated for demolition in the city’s new redevelopment plan, and what unfolds is Wilson’s most compassionate and humorous work about lives in transition, evolving social awareness, and spirits rising.

Kim Sullivan - Memphis
Alan Bomar Jones - Holloway
Bryant Bentley - Sterling
Renata Eastlick - Risa
ranney - Hambone
Cranstan Cumberbatch - Wolf
Wilbert L. Williams, Jr. - West

Read the Previews - Click Below:

Tampa Bay Times Preview by Colette Bancroft
Tampa Tribune Preview by Walt Belcher
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Preview by Jay Handelman

Read the Reviews - Click Below:

"American Stage continues its impressive series of August Wilson's Century Cycle plays with 2 Trains Running. Director Bob Devin Jones draws fine performances from a strong cast… Wilson is, as always, dealing with big issues: freedom and justice, love and loss, violence and hard-won peace. … entirely individual, believable characters, their stories cast in a balance of drama and comedy...Rich and full of rhythm and beauty…an entertaining and thought-provoking trip." -Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

"A spirited, engaging production with more laughs than one might expect…Comedy, tragedy and romance are served well." Walt Belcher, Tampa Tribune

FIVE STARS - "Two Trains Running stops Leib in his tracks… Bob Devin Jones directs a virtually flawless production…[A] brilliant, radiant drama… Beautiful and resonant beyond any paraphrasable meaning... It’s also, hopeful; which makes it all the more urgent that you add it to your busy schedule…Wilson uses each moment potently…If you believe in art – that it can redeem life, validate it, vindicate it — try this splendid drama." – Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

"Catch 2 Trains Running: Wilson’s funniest play, but it’s every bit as bristling and provocative as the others…Bob Devin Jones directs the show and does a dazzling job, eliciting strong performances from seven very different actors. He also keeps the nearly three-hour show’s pacing tight." -Gina Vivinetto,

"Grateful to have American Stage's commitment to this impressive project…The characters are so richly drawn that the audience becomes involved in the many strands…Costume design by Saidah Ben Judah is excellent."  - William S. Oser,

"Amazing…an exceptional piece of work…American Stage has packed the house for this show and it is easy to see why…The play is full of marvelous characters…Kim Sullivan (Memphis) has awesome comic timing…Alan Bomar Jones (Holloway) is spot-on perfect…ranney [is] awe inspiring…the entire set dressing is filled with exacting detail." -La Rita Jacobs,

What the Patrons are Saying:

"Saw it last night. What a great cast! So good..."

"It was nice to see the theatre PACKED...the sizzling talent on the stage [was] really, really enjoyable."

"It is fantastic! Don't miss this one."

"Just saw 2 Trains Running by August Wilson at American Stage Theatre Company - well done Bob Devin Jones & cast!" #Iwantmyham

"Sensational! Bought a ticket to see it again."

"We attended this afternoon and really enjoyed this production. We've become big fans of the Wilson Century Cycle and of AST. Thanks so much."

"Saw it Saturday...did not disappoint...great show...talented cast."

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2014-2015 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. 
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm

2014-2015 Performance Pricing:
$29 Thursday Previews
$39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees
$49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception

Additional Information
Student Advance tickets are $20. 
Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior (adults age 65 and up) and Retired Military Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Artist Discount - Tickets are $20
Active military tickets are FREE with valid I.D. 20% off additional tickets
for friends and family.

To receive one of the above discounts, you must go through our box office. Valid I.D. must be presented to our box office. Only one discount can be used per ticket.
Please contact the box office for further details or questions.

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American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

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