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Re: “A conversation with Kathleen Madigan

I'm disappointed that City Paper would so carelessly publish this libelous piece of misinformation.

The Improv waitress does not have an ass tattoo. That woman is my wife, and she proudly wears the Cowher Power tattoo on her *lower back*.

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Posted by Lenny from Bridgeville on 09/07/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Seven Guitars at Pittsburgh Playwrights

I feel so lucky to have such easy and affordable access to such amazing theatre and performance. I mean I was SITTING IN AUGUST WILSON'S BACKYARD -- watching some of Pittsburgh's most compelling actors directed by a man who I think brings so much to love and thoughtfulness to every thing he directs. I have been given the opportunity to sit around, up close, at a table and observe a part of the past that I would have not otherwise been permitted. A step back in an era so beautiful. I sweat for 3.5 hours and it was worth every drop.

Posted by Karen Hannon on 09/03/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Floyd Collins at Front Porch Theatricals

I attended the show and I kind of felt the same way. Having attended shows like "The Civil War", I felt I would fall in love with this piece. Throughout the performance the visuals, lighting, acting and voices were all so beautiful. The echo in the songs was something I have never heard before and perfectly executed. I just couldn't gel with the story line. I don't know what it was. I don't feel it was a failure in any aspect of production. I just feel the words were meant for someone who should be flying around a stage singing them and instead he was trapped. Maybe that is the irony in it all.

Posted by Karen Hannon on 09/03/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Seven Guitars at Pittsburgh Playwrights

It is actually the Energy Innovation Center, not the Energy and Innovation Center. You are welcome to visit our website to find out more information.

The Energy Innovation Center

Posted by Energy Innovation Center on 09/02/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Floyd Collins at Front Porch Theatricals

So Ted liked everything individually, but didn't like the whole? Fine. It's like those shows that win all the awards but don't get Best Musical. I thought it was a superb production of a rarely done musical that FPT can be very proud of.

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Posted by Matthew Wolf on 09/01/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Floyd Collins at Front Porch Theatricals

"I’m unable to pinpoint the exact problem," admits this reviewer -- perhaps because he's looking in the wrong place. Maybe he found the overall production less successful than the sum of its parts, at least most of which he concedes are individually quite impressive, due to his own limitations or personal biases. The language and tone of his commentary implies envy in regard to the company's previous efforts (He's been waiting for them to fail) and judgment about the presumed cost of the high production values (I doubt he's seen the show budget). This much I can say for sure: As a first-time Front Porch audience member, I had no expectations for the company to live up to. I found the production engaging, compelling, and moving from start to finish. In my relatively well-informed opinion (two graduate degrees in theatre and considerable professional experience), the artistic vision was beautifully conceived and executed and overcame the flaws/challenges inherent in the material itself. I encourage you to disregard Mr. Hoover's apparent boredom and let the impressive work of these artists transport and touch you.

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Posted by AcademicAnonymous on 08/31/2016 at 11:43 AM

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