PAST Productions Columbus, in conjunction with Actor’s Theatre Columbus, is presenting August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY II at the Schiller Park Amphitheatre August 18 – September 4, 2022, Thursdays through Sundays … Continue reading KING HEDLEY II IS BACK !!


PAST Productions Columbus is working on season 2021!

PAST Productions Columbus has been working behind the scenes to bring you our brand of theatre, but COVID 19 has taken us all by storm.

We were to present August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY II in August of 2020, but cancelled because we couldn’t ensure that our audience and cast would be safe during this pandemic. Thank you for being patient as we are committed to bringing you the best in Black Theatre. Good things come to those who wait! See you in 2021!

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2019 Theatre Roundtable Awards

Once again PAST Productions Columbus is being recognized by the Theatre Roundtable for excellence in our productions. Although 2018 was an emotionally challenging year for the producers with our own Truman Winbush Jr out of commission recovering from a stroke, we were able to produce two critically acclaimed productions with each being nominated for two awards: BLACK WOMEN STRONG: STRIVING AND SURVIVING for Excellence in Acting in a Lead Role (Patricia Wallace-Winbush) & Outstanding Production of a Play and August Wilson’s JITNEY for Excellence in Directing of a Play (Scott Porter) & Outstanding Ensemble in a Play. The 2019 Theatre Roundtable Awards Program will be held January 27, 2019 at the Jewish Community Center of Columbus 1125 College Avenue Columbus, OH 43209 starting at 6:00pm with the open bar and food. At 7:00pm, the program starts in the theatre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through Thanks for your support!

Theatre Roundtable Awards 2018

We are pleased to announce that PAST Productions Columbus’s TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING has been nominated for the annual Theatre Roundtable Awards. The nominees are EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION FOR A PLAY-Patricia Wallace-Winbush, EXCELLENCE IN A LEAD ROLE IN A PLAY- Tony Roseboro, EXCELLENCE IN A LEAD ROLE IN A PLAY- Truman Winbush, Jr., and OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY.

These awards recognize excellence in the theatrical arts for Theatre Roundtable member theatre companies for their productions in 2017. The winners of these awards will be announced at our annual Awards Ceremony at the JCC on January 28.




TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING by Gus Edwards.  Henry (Tony Roseboro) and Abe (Truman Winbush, Jr) share a park bench and little else.  They spar over a long-standing feud that has intensified over many years.  Performances 7 pm November 3, 4,10 &11 and at 2 pm on November 4, & 11 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.  549 Franklin Ave. Columbus, Oh 43215. and at the door.



Truman Winbush, Jr. and Tony Roseboro

TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING by Gus Edwards comes to The Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Van Fleet Theatre 549 Franklin Ave. Columbus, Oh 43215 November 3, 4, 10, &11 for 6 performances only.

Henry and Abe are two elderly men who just can’t stand each other.  They share a park bench and stage a daily sparing match over growing older, a past romance with the same woman, and a bond neither one of them really understand.

Director Patricia Wallace-Winbush returns to stage the two act comedy/drama. 

The cast includes Tony Roseboro as Henry, and Truman Winbush, Jr. as Abe.

Tickets are available at the door or at

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