BWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Arrives at Syracuse Stage
A must mention is Hambone (Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.), the perturbed man who ceaselessly shouts "he gonna give me my ham." Simmons is endearing and somehow brutally charming, it's easy to root for the underdog. It's understood that he's owed a piece of meat. Hambone sums up the show-all the way throughout.
Syracuse Stage gives a brilliant, moving performance: One that accurately reflects what Wilson has created; a show that is meant to make us question our own human condition and to realize that his 1992 drama is still forcefully present.
It begs the question, with the steadfast, unsettling point delivered at the end, if ham is even worth it anymore. Or, is it always too little, too late?
Photo: Michael Davis