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Karen Hannon 
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Re: “ScareHouse and Bricolage team up on a new escape room

Enter the Imaginarium was like walking into a piece of artwork and trying to find your way out.....but wishing you could stay. I went in alone, curious and thinking I wasn't all that smart -- met nine strangers who teamed up, put our heads together and worked our way through this glorious maze -- each member of our assemblage (including two children) contributed insight and teamwork to help solve our way back out. I feel victorious and I wanna go back. Thank you Daedalus, for giving me my wings! <3

Posted by Karen Hannon on 09/14/2016 at 8:37 PM

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 time.....to an era so beautiful. I sweat for 3.5 hours and it was worth every drop.

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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: “Station is a hip little restaurant and bar in Bloomfield

I love station. the bartender always has great recommendations for both food and awesome drinks. it is a great place to grab two forks and share each dish with a friend. I enjoy the variety of ingredients -- each bite makes you pause and enjoy the flavors to come. kind of like an everlasting gobstopper!

Posted by Karen Hannon on 05/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Saturday Night Fever at Pittsburgh Musical Theater

is this an 'Onion' parody? I love this theatre company and everything about it. they offer wonderful opportunities to people on all ends of the financial spectrum. I myself being able to expose more of my friends and family to the theatre via affordable prices. City Paper -- please don't bring 'Fox News' style reviews to the page.

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Posted by Karen Hannon on 02/17/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “The Gospel Singer at The Lab Project

I feel into this play and didn't wanna come out. It was three acts, probably because of the beautiful music and spirituals woven into the script. But honestly, I was so caught up in the story that when I looked at my watch I couldn't believe that I had been in the theater that long, (and I am a figety person.) Attending a lot of Pittsburgh-area shows, I don't feel that every production I see has to be heady. Sometimes I need a night of 'simplistic, endearing theatre,' which this story provided to me in a charming and heartfelt manner. I saw it on one of the first nights, and I can only imagine it getting better with each performance. I had a chance to speak with the director and his passion for presenting the story was energizing. He made it clear to me that the lesson for me was about to unfold. Throughout the night I had my own, personal, revival. I felt motherly over these characters and my heart went out to each of them, with their own unique struggle....and it made me think....and maybe sometimes to really enjoy the beauty of a story, you don't have to think alot...or in technical/technicolor...ya just have to think.

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Posted by Karen Hannon on 08/21/2014 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Dan Stiker gives Pittsburgh its first Fringe Festival

Oh Fringe, thank you for taking me through the back-channels of the city I love, walking from venue to venue, sometimes through the pouring rain. Discovering exciting, unpredictable, ya-get-what-ya get theatre and visiting galleries and eateries and meeting awesome people along the way.

The four shows I saw (for about the price of a movie ticket) were quirky, funny and thought-provoking. I ended up buying an album from one of the shows. I don't even own a turntable, but the music was awesome. I even had one of those moments in theatre that I love....when the "what am I doing here?" turns into the "where are the tissues, this was amazing!"

I visited a total of three different venues, both indoor and out and would have seen more if my schedule had permitted. I felt as my own physical journey from show to show was part of the experience: challenging, energizing and fun. I am thankful to all involved for finally bringing the Fringe to Pittsburgh. To have our own festival of this nature, without having to travel to New York or Philly, is something many of us have been waiting for.

I have my rain-soaked, pen-starred program book as a keepsake I will treasure. And I am so ready to set out tomorrow and do it all again!

Karen Hannon

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Posted by Karen Hannon on 05/11/2014 at 12:09 AM

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