Presentation of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle Hits Columbus

Truman Winbush
PAST Productions Columbus
770 Bulen Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 558-7912




PAST Productions Columbus, in association with Short North Stage, announces the production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

Presentation of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle Hits Columbus

Columbus, OH, 20 January 2016: PAST Productions Columbus is thrilled to announce their collaboration with Short North Stage to present a year long August Wilson Festival funded by PNC Arts Alive.

Two Trains Running is a play by American playwright August Wilson, the seventh in his ten-part series The Pittsburgh Century Cycle. The play takes place in the Hill District, an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1969; it explores the impact of gentrification on a well-established African-American community.

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. The plays are each set in a different decade, and they aim to sketch the Black experience in the 20th century by raising consciousness through theater, and echoing the poetry in the everyday language of Black America. Wilson was fascinated by the power of theater as a medium where a community at large could come together to bear witness to events and currents unfolding.

PAST Productions Columbus is the creation of Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Tony Roseboro, Scott Porter, and Truman Winbush, Jr. They believe theatre is the tie that binds, and it has been their pleasure to work together for over 20 years in numerous plays. The goal at PAST Productions is to produce quality works that not only entertain, but also promote and uphold a message and vision of the Black community and culture.

Two Trains Running, directed by Patricia Wallace-Winbush, will feature Truman Winbush, Jr., Tony Roseboro, Guy Jones, Vincent L. Mason, Lisa Shepherd, Scott Porter and David Johnson.

It will play at the Garden Theatre, 1187 North High St., Columbus, OH 43201 March 3-19, 2016 at 7pm.

For ticket information please visit


Life is a Trip!


L-R Lisa Shepherd, Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Vicki Saunders, Deborah Macklin.

We have our tickets! You better get yours before they sell out. Less than a month left!

Four longtime friends set out on a road-trip from Chicago to Los Angeles; what could possibly go wrong? The Trip, a hilarious one act play by Crystal Rhodes shows you exactly what happens. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7 PM at the historic Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203. PAST Productions Columbus is presenting “The Trip” as part of the Backstage at the Lincoln Series. Tickets are $10. The cast features Lisa Shepherd, Patricia L. Winbush, Vicki Thompson Saunders and Deborah Macklin.

Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.



What a…Trip!


L-R Lisa Shepherd, Patricia Wallace- Winbush, Vicki Thompson Saunders, Deborah Macklin.

PAST Productions Columbus presents The Trip, written by Chrystal Rhodes and directed by Truman Winbush.  The show, a one night only event, will be a part of the ‘Backstage at The Lincoln’ series at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, Ohio on October 8th at 7pm.

What could possibly happen when four friends set out on a cross country road-trip?…It won’t be boring, that’s for sure. The Trip stars Lisa Shepherd, Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Vicki Thompson Saunders and Deborah Macklin. 

We’ll be there front row center! Make sure you check our site, or visit for ticket information.