NBMBAA Night at The Theatre: “Two Trains Running”
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
In Celebration of Black History Month, the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter invites you to a “Night at the Theatre” and “Pre-Event Cocktail Hour”!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
“Pre-Event Cocktail Hour”*, 6 – 7:45 PM
Landon’s Restaurant and Bar, 3752 Cascade Road #100, Atlanta, Georgia 30331
*Complementary appetizers will be provided (for Theatre Ticket Holders)
“Two Trains Running”, 8 – 10 PM
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
“Two Trains Running”
Written by August Wilson
Directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Actress, Director, wife of Samuel L. Jackson)
In 1969, the Hill District of Pittsburgh is gentrifying while the regulars at a popular local diner grind out an existence against the backdrop of a turbulent world. Memphis Lee looks to prevent the demolition of his restaurant in the face of a municipal project while across the street, Mr. West, the local funeral director, has more business than he can handle.
It takes a newcomer named Sterling - a young convict with a heart that lives up to his name - to change the rules of the game. Unknowingly, the regulars take up a fight that carries them head on into the Civil Rights Movement. Two Trains Running is an inspiring story about the protest that changed a nation.
E. Roger Mitchell
Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel Washington)
Ellis "Skeeter" Williams