Two Trains Running Extends Through April 19

Two Trains – Six More Performances! Goodman Theatre Extends Chuck Smith’s Critically Acclaimed Two Trains Running Through April 19th

This week’s August Wilson Celebration Events include readings of Fences (tonight) and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (March 21) plus “The Women of August Wilson” (March 22)

CHICAGO, IL –High demand for tickets spurs a six-performance extension for the Goodman’s critically acclaimed Two Trains Running—“Chuck Smith’s excellent revival” (Chicago Tribune) of “a high-powered homage to August Wilson” (Chicago Sun-Times).The full company of seven remains intact for the additional performances: Chester Gregory (Sterling), Anthony Irons (Wolf), Nambi E. Kelley (Risa), Terry Bellamy (Memphis), Ernest Perry Jr. (Hambone), A.C. Smith (West) and Alfred Wilson (Holloway). Additional performances include Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm; Friday, April 17 at 8pm; Saturday, April 18 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, April 19 at 2pm. Tickets ($37 - $80; subject to change) are on sale at, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).

August Wilson Celebration – Upcoming Events

The Goodman’s citywide celebration includes five events over the next week

Reading: Fences (dir. Ilesa Duncan) at Goodman Theatre│ March 17, 2015

Reading: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (dir. Harry Lennix) at the Logan Center for the Arts│March 21 at 2pm

Discussion: “The Women of August Wilson” (mod. Michele Shay) at Black Ensemble Cultural Center│March 22 at 7pm

Discussion: “August Wilson at Yale” (mod. Constanza Romero) at DePaul University│March 23 at 7pm

Reading: Seven Guitars (dir. Aaron Todd Douglas) at Chicago State University│March 24 at 7pm

For tickets and the rest of the lineup for The August Wilson Celebration, click here.


The Goodman is grateful to its production sponsors. Allstate Insurance Company and JPMorgan Chase are the Major Corporate Sponsors; ComEd is the Official Lighting Sponsor; ITW is the Corporate Sponsor Partner; the National Endowment for the Arts is the Major Production Supporter; Heidrick & Struggles is the Opening Night Sponsor; and EBONY and WBEZ91.5FM are the Media Partners for Two Trains Running. The Chicago Community Trust is the Major Supporter of the August Wilson Celebration. Ardmore Associates and Mesirow Financial are the Century Cycle Reading Series Sponsors. PepsiCo is the Landmark Discussion Series Sponsor. The Joyce Foundation is the Principal Supporter of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives.