It's a solid exposition of Wilson's first and only portrait of the black middle class.
Kate Neubert-Lechner gives a dimensional performance of a character who just happens to be a dog.
Taking a break from his usual routine — chronicling the decline of the Eastern-seaboard WASP — in 1995, A.R. Gurney wrote the bittersweet comedy Sylvia, now onstage at Little Lake Theatre Company. It's set in the Manhattan apartment of empty-nester couple Greg and Kate, and the title character is an abandoned dog Greg finds in a park.
This Tempest is quick-moving if not so quick-witted.
There are two important things to remember when approaching Unseam'd Shakespeare Co.'s production of The Tempest, or The Enchanted Isle. First, this isn't Shakespeare, but Oregonian playwright Scott Palmer's 2011 adaptation of John Dryden and William D'Avenant's Restoration-era (1667) adaptation of the Bard's less successful 1610 version.
Borrowing from an all-time great can't help but invite unflattering comparisons.
Had you been seated near me at Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of Other Desert Cities, you'd have noticed a puzzled look on my face. Here's why:
Edward Albee won the 1967 Pulitzer for A Delicate Balance, a brittle comedy/drama about a meticulous suburban husband and wife — and her alcoholic sister houseguest — whose angry, divorced daughter comes home for a visit.
Thoreau is laughably sanctimonious, more treatise than drama.
On the bright side, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is another solid show by Throughline Theatre, and if you have an unconditional love for Henry David Thoreau, this little pageant should satisfy your transcendental needs. Joseph Ryan Yow directs a breezy production on a simple set (co-designed with Jesse Poole-Van Swol), and the 12-actor cast swirls briskly about the stage.
The performance to watch is Jay Keenan's as the jaded Washington insider James Conover.
Can an honest person be elected President of the United States? Industrialist and idealist Grant Matthews is full of plans to go to Washington and fix what's wrong with America.
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It's an eclectic mix of local professional talent, from ballet to belly dance.
A highlight of Pittsburgh's annual PrideFest celebration is its dance showcase, curated each year by local dance aficionado Richard Parsakian. The showcase offers an eclectic mix of local professional dance talent, from ballet to belly dance.
This year's showcase, part of PrideFest's free June 16 street fair on Liberty Avenue, Downtown, highlights seven troupes on two stages (at Sixth Street and 10th Street).
Remains explores what's left after personal loss.
If necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps change is the mother of reinvention. Such was the case for Beth Corning.
Swan Lake excerpts, contemporary works highlight the weekend-long program
While Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is one of the nation's top ballet companies, its school also has a reputation for turning out top talent. The school draws dancers from around the world to hone their skills in preparation for a professional career.
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"The fact that we are getting feedback that people like this is a relief and a joy."
Three months ago, a group of five writer/performers converted a former Liberty Avenue retail space into the newest addition to Downtown's Cultural District. Feeding Pittsburgh's comedy boom, the 75-seat Arcade Comedy Theater has hosted local and touring comedic talents ranging from standup, sketch groups and improv teams to musicians and magicians.
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