Coming Soon: Artist Spotlight

"Theatre has nothing to do with buildings or other physical constructions.

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s “SummerFest” Opens July 10.

A Brood of Witches

On Friday evening I had been afforded the honor of attending opening night of the play Brewed written by Scott T. Barsotti, and Directed by Steven Wilson.  This production, performed by the No Name Players at the Off The Wall Theater in Carnegie, PA, presented an intriguing look into the powerful dynamics, loyalties, stressors, and the potential for tragedy that can come about when six sisters are reunited.

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Brewed
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Coins, Questions, and Existential Crises

I was excited to see another show at the New Hazlett Theater this past Friday having thoroughly enjoyed my previous experience of All the Names in roughly the same location. Although these performances were housed in the same building, my experiences of each were extremely different. This was the first time I was experiencing a show in the theater portion of the venue and not roaming around the corridors and rooms of the old abandoned library.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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He Da Man

Why do you go to the theater? Or to the movies or to a comedy show or what have you? "To be entertained" is the common surface answer, but a deeper underlying reason could be to escape your life for an hour or two.

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Man of La Mancha
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Being Lucky

I had the fortune to be at the opening night of the Little Lake Theatre Company’s production of Lucky Guy. The theater provides a bar to cool your thirst, and they provide an enjoyable menu of light fare for guests to enjoy as the show proceeds.  The little theatre really does provide quite the unique and enjoyable experience.

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Lucky Guy
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We Found Love in a Hopeless Place

Out of This Furnace, adapted for the stage by Andy Wolk from the novel of the same name by Thomas Bell, is currently in its second revival at Unseam’d Shakespeare. Having been produced by the company in both 2008 and 2011, it’s clear to see why this is a hometown favorite—it tells the story of strong Pittsburghers. We get to see the fictional tale of three generations of the Kracha/Dobrejcak family trying to create a better life for themselves and their children after arriving in America and settling in the small town of Braddock, Pennsylvania to work in the steel mills.

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Out of This Furnace
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The Ruling Class of Chaos

Having never been, I was excited to visit the quaint yet vibrant Grey Box Theatre on Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Living just up the street from it, I always pass by on my adventures for food and beverages, but hadn't had a reason to ever go in. I always notice how entertained and awestruck the audience seems to be by the performances taking place at the corner of Butler and 36th and after my experience of Thursday night's performance of The Ruling Class by Throughline Theatre Company I can certainly see why.

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The Ruling Class
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Supernanny

I'm not someone who's crazy about Disney in my adult years. Adults who are too into Disney make me uneasy, because I wonder if they know about things like sarcasm or "adult themes". But I'm not completely heartless; I have my favorite Disney movies from my childhood. One of them is easily Mary Poppins, the story of the magical nanny that I watched many a times on VHS. Pittsburgh CLO just opened their production of the stage show and, in celebration of nostalgia; I brought my mother as my guest. See?

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Mary Poppins
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