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

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Josh Austin When Josh is not addictively catching up on the latest Broadway news or mourning the loss of a closed show, he is studying for his Master’s in Arts Journalism at Syracuse University. Focusing on theatre writing, Josh is proud to be editor of the local theatre blog, Green Room Reviews. Attaining his Bachelor’s in Professional Writing with a minor in theatre from Kutztown University, Josh served as editor of his campus paper as well as arts magazine, Essence. From boyhood to now, all of his experiences have led to an untamed passion for arts. Josh is thrilled that he can continue to write about a craft that is meant to inspire.

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