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Train Stories

train stories

 

“Dyin’ ain’t important…..everybody does that. What matters, is how you do your living!”  

A raw and riveting story of the African-American experience just after WWII  through the eyes and words of dining room porters on the railroad. The play met critical acclaim during a long San Francisco run as it depicted an important and vital story that expertly captures the harsh realities and lush beauty of life in America at the edge of the civil rights movement. 

“ Wayne Harris, skillfully interweaves deft character sketches…gripping” - San Francisco Chronicle- 

Originally produced at The Marsh Theatre, San Francisco 2004

Directed by David Ford 

Mothers Milk

mothers milk

“There was a warmth about my mother that is hard to describe…if you were close enough to her or even if you listened hard enough over the phone…you could feel it like a warm blanket draped around your shoulders” 

Both humorous and poignant, this solo performance is a wonderful celebration of Wayne’s childhood growing up in St. Louis, Mo. It is a play full of memorable characters from a Baptist Preachers to Black Panthers to a wino named Saushy Lips. It is a story of the questioning of faith and belief set against the background of the civil rights movement and a turbulent American landscape….and most important, it is a story of a mother’s practical application of “unconditional love” 

Originally produced at The Marsh Theatre, San Francisco 2003

Directed by David Ford