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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 24, 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.
A performer from Twelfth Night onstage at a Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh’s summer performance.

Youth Shakespeare Society spotlights local high school talent

By Anoushka Parnerkar, Staff Writer September 14, 2022
Ella Mizera and Theo Fantozzi, college students who met in high school, found a way to honor Shakespeare’s legacy when they started the Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh in 2019.
Poster for “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Review | “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” falls short of potential

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer May 25, 2022
The best part of Marvel’s newest film is the villain. Contrary to popular belief, the antagonist can be an audience member’s favorite character.
Advertisement for Pitt Stages’ “Emilia.”

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.
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