Melting Pot presents ‘Two Trains Running’

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Posted by Bob Evans

Courtesy of The Melting Pot Theatre

KC Melting Pot Theatre is proud to present August Wilson’s classic Two Trains Running, the 7th play in his ten-part series, takes place in the 1960s against the backdrop of a rumbling Civil Rights Movement, the recent assassination of Malcolm X, and gentrification encroaching on Black communities.

As the community awaits the funeral of “Prophet Samuel,” a local reverend, Memphis Lee fights to keep his restaurant alive with the threat of “urban renewal.” As the Black community reels from the impact of Civil Rights  and community leaders’ deaths and urban renewal’s grip on the Pittsburgh community, the next generation of community freedom fighters, Sterling and Risa, work to help Memphis save his business from the government that continues to double down on racist practices against African Americans.

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, 12/3/21 – 7:30 pm Opening
Saturday, 12/4/21 – 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/5/21 – 2:00 pm*
Wednesday, 12/8/21 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, 12/9/21 – 7:30 pm*
Friday, 12/10/21 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/11/21 – 7:30 pm Closing
* Talk back following performance

Cast:
Daniel Andre – Hambone
Dennis Jackson – Holloway
Desmond (3-3-7) Jones – West
Lewis Morrow – Wolf
SyKnese Fields – Risa
Theodore (Priest) Hughes – Memphis
Robert (Tre’) Coppage – Sterling

Crew:
Director – Melonnie Walker
Stage Manager – Lynn King
Assistant Stage Manager – Markeyta Young
Set Designer – Charles Moore
Costumer – Jabrelle Herbin
Dramaturg – Melonnie Walker
Sound Designer – Dennis Jackson

All productions will be held at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City Mo. 64108

Tickets:
General admission – $25.00
Seniors (60+)/Students – $20.00
Community Nights – $15.00 (Wednesdays and Thursdays only)
Press comps and Group pricing available

Visit our website at www.kcmeltingpot.com or call 816-226-8087 for tickets and Covid guidelines..
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