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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Enobarbus (not pictured) recounts Cleopatra’s and Antony’s first meeting while Cleopatra (Callee Miles, center) sails down the Nile in a “magnificent pleasure barge.”

Shakespeare’s ‘Cleopatra and Antony’ brings ancient worlds to life in Pittsburgh parks

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Walking past the central fountain in Highland Park and through the emerald-colored grass on Sunday afternoon, visitors encountered a tent in the shadows of a large tree. Surrounding the tent were individuals...

Hermia, left, and Lysander wish each other good night in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

The best Pittsburgh events and activities in September

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor September 4, 2023

The new semester is upon us! As you dust off your textbooks and log in to Canvas, don’t forget to take a look around campus, Oakland and everywhere else in Pittsburgh. Take your mind off those assignments...

Performers on stage during The Devil Is A Lie at the Quantum Theatre.

Quantum Theatre’s ‘The Devil is a Lie’ brings a new form of audience participation to the stage

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer April 13, 2023
“The Devil is a Lie” offers an entirely immersive environment where the audience is an essential function of the show. This fast-paced theatrical feat forces audiences to confront their biases, running through April 30 in the Frick Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
Students perform in Pitt Stages’ musical comedy “Abduction.”

Pitt Stage’s new musical comedy ‘Abduction’ is ‘out of this world’

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2023
Written by T.J. Pieffer with music by Becki Toth and Brad Kemp, Pitt Stages’ musical comedy “Abduction” is inspired by Pieffer’s hometown of Mars, Pennsylvania. Directed by Pitt professor Becki Toth, “Abduction” is the first performance of the show at this scale.
Jack Johnson, a senior English writing major, at “No Die to Time” on Sunday in the Frick Fine Arts Building.

Pitt student hosts original sketch comedy show ‘No Die to Time’

By Rebecca Hsu, Staff Writer April 4, 2023
Jack Johnson, a senior English writing major, hosted “No Die to Time” on Sunday in the Frick Fine Arts Building to an audience of about 30 people. The show is the focus of Johnson’s independent study under his English professor, Shannon Reed.
Pitt Stages brings August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’ back to Pittsburgh

Pitt Stages brings August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’ back to Pittsburgh

By Sarah Pine, For The Pitt News February 19, 2023
Pitt Stages is presenting “Seven Guitars,” written by August Wilson, to celebrate the arrival of 450 boxes of August Wilson’s archives to Hillman Library. The production will run this week from Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Students perform during Musical Theatre Clubs Golden Age Cabaret Thursday night.

Musical Theatre Club hosts ‘Golden Age Cabaret’ to foster an appreciation for the performing arts

By Shreya Singh, Senior Staff Writer February 17, 2023
About 100 students and parents gathered in the Cathedral’s Understory Thursday night to attend the Musical Theatre Club’s Golden Age Cabaret. The theme was “A Night At the Tony’s,” with multiple performances from members of the club.
Brenden Peifer and Saige Smith perform during the Pittsburgh Public Theaters performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem.”

PPT blends Black culture, African spiritual traditions with Shakespeare classic in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 6, 2023
Justin Emeka’s adaption, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem,” features an all-Black cast, whose characters challenge traditional gender and sexuality norms. The production takes place through Feb. 19 in O’Reilly Theatre.
Ariana Starkman as River and Christopher Staley as Franz in a production of Appropriate by UPitt Stages in 2020.

Pitt alumni reflect on finding success in arts and entertainment industry

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 3, 2023
Finding a job in arts and entertainment after graduating is notoriously difficult. But these Pitt alumni found careers through perseverance, honing new skills and keeping an open mind.
Students perform in “The 39 Steps” at the Henry Heymann Theatre last Friday.

‘The 39 Steps’ showcases student talent in comedic mystery play

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer October 25, 2022
Pitt Stages presents “The 39 Steps,” a play comedy that follows the story of thick-accented Richard Hannay, whose mundane life turns upside down when he meets a mysterious woman at the theater.
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