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Pitt Stages’ ‘Emilia’ tells the story of a forgotten female poet

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer April 7, 2022
Pitt Stages’ “Emilia,” written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom and based on the life of this mysterious woman, will run this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission is $15 per person at the Charity Randall Theatre.
Members of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised].”

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park puts new spin on old works

By Anoushka Parnerkar, For The Pitt News April 6, 2022
Baguettes, wigs and hip-hop aren’t usually what come to mind when 17th century English playwright William Shakespeare is mentioned. But Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is breaking out of the norm with a quirky retelling of well-known works.
‘Why We Have A Body’ contemplates physical, emotional burdens of women

‘Why We Have A Body’ contemplates physical, emotional burdens of women

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor March 31, 2022
“Why We Have The Body,” a show written in the ‘90s by Claire Chafee, has a cast full of characters hailing from all kinds of professional fields. There’s a paleontologist, a private investigator, a bedraggled mother — and each and every one of them are uncomfortable in their bodies.
Pitt students perform a reading of Kelly Trumbull’s “Morning Reckoning” at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on Saturday night.

Pitt playwrights experiment during one-act play reading

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2022
For her play, “Morning Reckoning,” visiting associate professor Kelly Trumbull took inspiration from the period of her life where she was obsessed with the ‘90s boy band NSYNC.
Dancers from the group GT Pulse perform at the 10th annual Dhirana competition at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum on Saturday.

10th annual Dhirana competition explores multiple styles of Indian dance

By Shreya Singh, For The Pitt News February 20, 2022
Dhirana, the student-run organization dedicated to promoting the art of Indian classical dance, hosted its 10th annual competition on Saturday at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.
Pitt Stages ‘A New Brain’ centers on the growth of a troubled artist

Pitt Stages ‘A New Brain’ centers on the growth of a troubled artist

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer February 18, 2022
Students involved in Pitt Stages’ first mainstage production of the semester, “A New Brain,” are set to present a comical musical about a composer’s life-changing medical journey this weekend.
The company of “Pretty Woman: The Musical” rehearse in the Benedum Center on Oct. 8, 2021.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ premieres at the Benedum Center with a familiar formula

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer February 4, 2022
Staff writer Katelyn Kruszewski argues that “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is a fun and familiar rendition of the movie, but does little to improve the characters’ shortcomings.
A Pitt Stages sign on Forbes Avenue.

Pitt Stages spring productions bring diverse stories to theaters

By Saraya Velez, For The Pitt News January 9, 2022
Following its lineup of plays in the fall, Pitt Stages is preparing for its return to Oakland theaters this spring. They have a diverse set of plays focusing on queer identity, personal growth and self-discovery.
From left, Brittny Smith, Charis Gullage and Amahri Edward-Jones of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Review | Donna Summer musical brings ‘Hot Stuff’ to Pittsburgh

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor November 19, 2021
Contributing editor Sinéad McDevitt argues the Donna Summer musical is a fun show that gets the audience hype, while also telling the Queen of Disco’s life story.
The Stephen Foster Memorial houses two Pitt Stages performance spaces — the Charity Randall Theatre and the Henry Heymann Theatre.

‘Less with less’: Theatre arts department faces uncertainty after budget cut

By Sophie Earwood, For The Pitt News November 5, 2021
As the curtains reopen on Pitt theater productions after no in-person shows for more than a year, the theatre arts department is facing a new challenge — its production budget has been cut significantly.
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