• Issue of
  • Feb 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 6



  • Smallman Street Deli
  • Smallman Street Deli

    A blackboard offers a dizzying array of offerings, including butcher-cut meats and cold cuts to go, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you show up without a specific item in mind, be prepared to spend some time taking it all in.



  • Because I Said So

    Nothing about this silly outing, with its coy little sex jokes, editorializing dogs and huge frosted cakes always on the move, rings true. (Capsule review.)
  • God Grew Tired Of Us
  • God Grew Tired Of Us

    Christopher Quinn's straightforward documentary follows the latter-day journeys of three orphaned Sudanese "Lost Boys" granted new lives in the U.S. (Capsule review.)
  • The Messengers

    Co-directors Oxide and Danny Pang manage a few nervy moments, but mostly reach for cheap jump-out scares and hokey misdirection. (Capsule review.)
  • Farce of the Penguins
  • Farce of the Penguins

    Depending on your tastes, Bob Saget's full-length, pervasively profane parody of the award-winning nature film is either comic genius or ornithological sacrilege.




  • The Muckle Man
  • The Muckle Man

    I don't know whether The Muckle Man has been workshopped too much or not enough. I do think that what's onstage probably isn't what anyone had in mind.
  • Bug

    Everybody in Bug is really messed up and everything's really sick -- a typical Saturday night around my house.
  • Vinegar Tom

    Caryl Churchill is one of my favorite playwrights, but after seeing the University of Pittsburgh production of Vinegar Tom I spent the rest of the night reminding myself why.

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  • The Fantasticks @ Pittsburgh Public Theater

    • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
  • The River @ Aspinwall Riverfront Park

    • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
  • Feeding the Dragon @ City Theatre

    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 5:30 & 9 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Sat., Nov. 5, 1 & 5:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 5:30 & 9 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 19, 1 & 5:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20

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