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Re: “The Theatre Factory

Saw Pippin and left after 1st act. The performers are very talented, but the story line lacks depth and the explicit sexual nature is over the top and not in good taste. A more focused plot may have held our interest; Act 1, just seemed to drag on and on. Other musicals we've seen here were very well done and definitely held your interest. A big disappointment.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by John R on 07/16/2017 at 3:19 AM

Re: “The Grey Box Theatre

Best theatre ...great acting

Posted by jeannie on 08/29/2015 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Bricolage

Pittsburgh has a lot of creative theater for a city this size, but Bricolage stands out because of its willingness to try anything. We discovered them through their "Midnight Radio" series, which is brilliant, and we'll buy a ticket for any show, just to see what they do next.

Posted by loislane96 on 07/31/2012 at 11:46 AM

Re: “City Theatre

This is one of the best plays that I have attended in the last 10 years. The story is thoughtful and develops each of its five characters fully. The characters include a sister and brother who are from India, two young black men and an older black man. By the way, the Indian brother is a transsexual. (This not a spoiler; the brother makes it clear early on what he wants to become) By the end of the play you find yourself attached and caring for each one of characters. The play is a little over 2 hours long and just moves. There are no quirky gimmicks or big props to beg for your attention. The story caries you along as it efficiently moves from scene to scene. The characters build relationships as the story unfolds. The play is hysterically funny and warm at the same time. There are only two weekends left for this world premiere. If you miss it, you’ll probably have an opportunity to see it elsewhere in the future because this is going to be a hit. I wouldn’t wait though because it won’t be done as well as The City Theatre production and it will probably cost you a lot more money.

Posted by Doug on 03/30/2010 at 7:34 PM

Re: “City Theatre

This is one of the best plays that I have attended in the last 10 years. The story is thoughtful and develops each of its five characters fully. The characters include a sister and brother who are from India, two young black men and an older black man. By the way, the Indian brother is a transsexual. (This not a spoiler; the brother makes it clear early on what he wants to become) By the end of the play you find yourself attached and caring for each one of characters. The play is a little over 2 hours long and just moves. There are no quirky gimmicks or big props to beg for your attention. The story caries you along as it efficiently moves from scene to scene. The characters build relationships as the story unfolds. The play is hysterically funny and warm at the same time. There are only two weekends left for this world premiere. If you miss it, you’ll probably have an opportunity to see it elsewhere in the future because this is going to be a hit. I wouldn’t wait though because it won’t be done as well as The City Theatre production and it will probably cost you a lot more money.

Posted by Doug on 03/30/2010 at 7:26 PM

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