[note] Please welcome two new authors to IheartPGH – Wendy and Lance will be writing about theater in Pittsburgh. And I apologize for taking so long to get this posted – but you still have a few more days to catch The Monster in the Hall at the City Theater.[/note]
So, you may ask yourself, what are those two doing writing theater reviews? Well, long story short, we wanted to celebrate the Pittsburgh theater community that has fostered us lo these many years, and the editor of this fine blog supported the concept. (Thanks Lindsay, you’re the goods.)
First assignment:… Read the rest
Thanks to the IheartPGH reader for the heads up on not one, but 2 theater costume department sales! Perfect timing with Halloween just a few weeks away – you can score a creative costume and support local theater.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Costume Sale
Monday, October 17, 2011
lobby of the O’Reilly Theater
CMU School of Drama Costume Sale
Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 2011
All proceeds will help support the Drama Senior Showcase in New York and Los Angeles
Rumor has it that most items are $5… Read the rest
(Note from Lindsay – Thanks to Lauren for checking out Cique du Soleil and providing this write up – it is my fault it didn’t get posted sooner. The tickets for this performance were provided to IheartPGH from Cique du Soleil)
With the ongoing uncertainty of the late spring weather, theater and art aficionados, families, and the average Jane can all appreciate the mesmerizing journey of Cirque du Soleil’s latest visionary and visually stimulating show, Totem, underneath circus-like tents erected along the river in The Strip District. Totem takes its audience along for the journey and evolution of humankind, with… Read the rest
This 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… Read the rest
Image by newneonunion via Flickr
If you are looking for something fancy to do this Saturday night you might want to check out the Q Ball. This is the gala fundraiser for Quantum Theater.
Quantum Theater has been staging performances in Pittsburgh since 1990 and brings theater to unusual Pittsurgh places. Quantum has staged over 50 productions in Pittsburgh – each in a unique location.
From PopCity Media:
Situation theater: For two decades and counting, homegrown theater company Quantum has been presenting compelling site-specific productions within some of the city’s most distinct settings—from Allegheny Cemetery and Heppenstahl Steel Mill, to… Read the rest