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Two Trains Running 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 22 2017
Price: $12-$20
August Wilson addressed the black power movement and civil rights in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Two Trains Running. Memphis Lee's diner used to be a hot-spot in the Hill District, a successful black neighborhood in Pittsburgh. But in 1969, there are very few people left. Memphis knows eminent domain is about to push him out of his own diner, but not before he gets payment for it — not their price, his. Sterling is a young man fresh out of prison and trying to convince Memphis' regulars to attend a rally about racial injustice, but he finds few takers. The old-timers are more interested in rehashing old grievances and avoiding unnecessary confrontation. The times may be a-changing, but that doesn't mean people want to change. Clayton Community Theatre presents Two Trains Running at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (October 12 to 22) at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; www.placeseveryone.org). Tickets are $12 to $20.
— Paul Friswold

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