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Pullman Porter Blues
by Cheryl L. West
directed by Lisa Peterson
produced in association with Arena Stage


It’s 1937, and three generations of porters are hard at work on the luxurious Panama Limited train. Midwest blues songs flavor their journey from Chicago to New Orleans as the porters confront dark secrets from their past and tough truths about their future together. This captivating coming of age story is woven with iconic blues music and features a live band.

  • Contains brief mature content.
  • Run time is approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.

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