Two Trains Running (2018)

  • Directed by Juliette Carrillo
  • Arena Stage | Washington, DC
  • Eugene Lee: Lead - Memphis Lee
  • Category: Theater (partial list)

It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished – a casualty of the city’s renovation project.

Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary.

“Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” (New York Times)

Eugene Lee wins Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor (2019)

Eugene Lee Interview with “Metro Scene”

  • Two Trains Running • Arena Stage • Washington, DC 2018
  • Two Trains Running • Arena Stage
  • Two Trains Running • Arena Stage Lee