Two Trains â€“ Six More Performances! Goodman Theatre Extends Chuck Smithâ€™s Critically Acclaimed Two Trains Running Through April 19th
This weekâ€™s August Wilson Celebration Events include readings of Fences (tonight) and Ma Raineyâ€™s Black Bottom (March 21) plus â€œThe Women of August Wilsonâ€ (March 22)
CHICAGO, IL â€“High demand for tickets spurs a six-performance extension for the Goodmanâ€™s critically acclaimed Two Trains Runningâ€”â€œChuck Smithâ€™s excellent revivalâ€ (Chicago Tribune) of â€œa high-powered homage to August Wilsonâ€ (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 -Â $80; subject to change) are on sale at GoodmanTheatre.org/TwoTrains, by phone atÂ 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).
August Wilson Celebration â€“ Upcoming Events
The Goodmanâ€™s citywide celebration includes five events over the next week
Reading: Fences (dir. Ilesa Duncan) at Goodman Theatreâ”‚ March 17, 2015
Reading: Ma Raineyâ€™s Black Bottom (dir. Harry Lennix) at the Logan Center for the Artsâ”‚March 21 at 2pm
Discussion: â€œThe Women of August Wilsonâ€ (mod. Michele Shay) at Black Ensemble Cultural Centerâ”‚March 22 at 7pm
Discussion: â€œAugust Wilson at Yaleâ€ (mod. Constanza Romero) at DePaul Universityâ”‚March 23 at 7pm
Reading: Seven Guitars (dir. Aaron Todd Douglas) at Chicago State Universityâ”‚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.