The National Railway Historical Society, Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated presents

Pullman Porter Blues

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Meet fellow DCNRHS members in downtown DC at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre on Saturday, January 5, 2013 for the 2:00 PM Saturday matinee to see Pullman Porter Blues, a new musical play by Cheryl L. West. 


      According to Arena Stage, the show is “Jam-packed with 12 classic blues songs, including “Sweet Home Chicago,” Pullman Porter Blues is the world-premiere production that reveals the true heroes hidden within every man. It’s June 1937 and the Panama Limited, bound from Chicago to New Orleans, is bouncing to the beat of the rollicking Midwest blues. Most folks are tuned in to the Joe Louis/James Braddock championship bout, but the men of the Sykes family – three generations of porters – know there’s more at stake than just a boxing title, as they battle each other, racial tensions and an uncertain future. Will the hope they get from the Brown Bomber be the fuel this family needs to make a better life or will progress tear them apart?”


     Pullman Porter Blues is presented in Arena’s Kreeger Theatre. Seating will be located in center balcony.  Arena Stage is located in downtown Washington DC at 1101 Sixth Street SW, one block from Metro’s Waterfront Station on the Green Line.


DCNRHS Members: $69

Nonmembers: $74

Reserve here on-line now! It’s fast and easy!

Please Note: For Trips and Events purchased through our on line reservations system a handling fee will be added to your order for each space reserved (in addition to the published fare).


1. No refund or credit after December 1, 2012, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.


2. Arena Stage is accessible, however physically challenged persons requiring accessible seating must contact our reservations agent in advance of placing their order so that arrangements can be made with the theatre. 


3. Transportation to/from Arena Stage is not included; participants must provide their own transportation to/from Arena Stage in Washington DC.  Driving directions/parking instructions and Metro directions can be found at the Arena Stage web site at:


4. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.

For information, call 703-273-8440 or e-mail

Pullman Porter Blues: January 5, 2012

I’m ready to go! My reservation and payment are enclosed:

Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________
Suite/Apt: __________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _____________________________________

Telephone: ____ day ____ evening ________________________

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____ Check payable to Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS

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Signature: _________________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces:

# ____ DCNRHS Member at $69.00 = $ ______________

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# ____ Nonmember at $74.00 = $ ______________

TOTAL AMOUNT: $ ________________


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c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent

503 Mayfield Avenue

West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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