Killer Joe Grushecky

killer-joe-photoThis seems to be the summer of unique Pittsburgh collaborations.  Barebones Productions is a Pittsburgh theater company that has been performing since 2003.  Barebones is back this summer and has partnered with another Pittsburgh performer – Joe Grushecky – for the production Killer Joe.

Killer Joe is a play by playwrite Tracey Letts about a family that hires a hitman to kill the matriarch for insurance money.

Joe Grushecky will be preforming live each night as part of the production.  Saturday nights production will be followed by a closing party with a performance by Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers.

Joe Grushecky is a musician from Pittsburgh who has been performing here, around the country and overseas for 30 years.  Joe Grushecky often collaborates and performs with Bruce Springsteen.  Check out this 2005 CNN article about Grushecky titled – Rock’s Best Kept Secret.

Joe Grushecky and Bruce Springsteen perform Glory Days at Mellon Arena in 2009

Killer Joe has received rave reviews from Pittsburgh City Paper, Tribune Review, Post-Gazette, Gordon Spencer on WRCT Blog and the blog – The Burgh Exposed (which looks like it has some other great posts about Pittsburgh).

Killer Joe runs through July 10, 2010 @ The New Hazlett Theater
Wednesday-Saturday Nights @ 8pm
Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 online  – https://www.showclix.com/search/barebones%20productions

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  • guest

    Just a quick note in point of fact, the "WRCT Blog" you mention in this post is actually the personal blog of Gordon Spencer (a DJ at WRCT and contributor to the City Paper, among other things). I'm sure he'd appreciate being given appropriate credit!

  • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

    thanks for letting us know – I didn't realize that – I updated the link in the post. :)

  • guest

    Just a quick note in point of fact, the "WRCT Blog" you mention in this post is actually the personal blog of Gordon Spencer (a DJ at WRCT and contributor to the City Paper, among other things). I'm sure he'd appreciate being given appropriate credit!

  • guest

    Just a quick note in point of fact, the “WRCT Blog” you mention in this post is actually the personal blog of Gordon Spencer (a DJ at WRCT and contributor to the City Paper, among other things). I’m sure he’d appreciate being given appropriate credit!

    • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

      thanks for letting us know – I didn’t realize that – I updated the link in the post. :)

  • http://www.iheartpgh.com IheartPGH

    thanks for letting us know – I didn't realize that – I updated the link in the post. :)

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