The New Hazlett Theater: The New Hazlett Theater is located on the North Side next to the Children’s Museum used to be home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater. I remember some field trips to the Public Theater when it was located on the North Side – I am pretty sure we went to see “I Do! I Do!” and “Dancing at Lughnasa”. I reviewed the Public Theaters Production history to double check this and I have no idea why someone would take a class of middle school kids to see a play about marriage. What theater field trips do you remember – leave a comment below.
In 1999 the Pittsburgh Public Theater moved to the Cultural District. In 2004 the New Hazlette Theater relaunced as a non-profit organization to provide a multi-use space for arts, performances and events. So the theater is now home to many different groups and organizations that don’t have their own theater and is a great space for one-time events. www.newhazletttheater.org
Prime Stage Theater: One of the groups that uses the New Hazlett for thier performances is Prime Stage Theater. Prime Stage Theater was founded in 1996 and has been providing theater experiences for families, students and educators. In addition to staging performances, Prime Stage Theater offers education workshops for teachers and performances for schools and families. More information about educational opportunities is available here www.primestage.com/education.htm
Tuesday’s With Morrie: This winter Prime Stage Theater is partnering with the Western PA Chapter of the ALS Association to present a production of Tuesday’s With Morrie. One of the main characters of the story is diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gherigs disease).
Check out the KDKA segment on Prime Stage Theater’s Tuesday’s with Morrie – http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Stage Theater’s Tuesdays With Morrie
The New Hazlett Theater
Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM Sunday @ 2:30 PM
February 20-28, 2010
Tickets – http://primestage.com/more_morrie.htm