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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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.
Ronnie Marmo acts in “I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce.”

Comedy and censorship featured in ‘I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce’

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
“I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce,” a one-man, one-act show written by and starring Ronnie Marmo, had a limited run Friday and Saturday at the Byham Theater.
Comedian Stephanie Foster performs her comedy show “Without Rhyme Nor Reason” in the Alumni Hall auditorium on Tuesday.

Comedian Stephanie Foster brings a suicide prevention comedy tour to Pitt

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
About 100 students gathered in the auditorium of Alumni Hall on Tuesday night as Pitt Panhellenic hosted Stephanie Foster, a stand-up comedian, for her self-produced comedy tour “Without Rhyme Nor Reason.”
Details on the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.

‘Owning our existence while we’re here’: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater keeps performance alive in a changing East Liberty

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2022
Regent Theater charmed Pittsburghers strolling along Penn Avenue in East Liberty a century ago. The building is now the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, and the community around it looks nearly unrecognizable.
Cast members of Idaspe.

Quantum Theatre, Chatham Baroque reinvent forgotten opera 300 years later

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer October 9, 2022
In its first full production since it premiered in 1730, Pittsburgh’s Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque present “Idaspe,” an 18th century opera written by Riccardo Broschi and directed by Claire van Kampen. The show runs on select dates through Oct. 15 at the Byham Theater.
The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical perform on stage.

PMT’s ‘Evil Dead: The Musical,’ successfully revived again

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer October 2, 2022
At Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical,” many audience members come dressed in all white, hoping that the blood splatter sprayed at them from the stage will serve as a momento.
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