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Pitt Stages production keeps it “Appropriate”

Pitt Stages production keeps it “Appropriate”

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

“Appropriate,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, an American playwright and MacArthur Fellow, and directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, will premiere Thursday at 8 p.m. and continue through March 1.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks announces ‘Cymbeline’ for 16th season

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks announces ‘Cymbeline’ for 16th season

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Two women stood in the middle of a bar playing an improv game where they created a new Shakespeare play they called “The Sisters of Atalanta.” The two acted as a father and his boss, trying to reach a marriage agreement between the man’s daughter and a pile of sand. The theatrics were part of Pittsburgh Shakes...

Pitt students hit the road: What it’s like to be a travelling actor

Pitt students hit the road: What it’s like to be a travelling actor

By Beatrice McDermott, For The Pitt News

February 6, 2020

Margaret Pryor estimates that she performed at least 320 productions of  “Damn Yankees” and “Grease” in the span of two years in the late ’90s. But it wasn’t just the amount of shows that made the work hard — having to frequently move cities was also pretty exhausting.

A tragedy of botany and madness in Pitt’s production of “The Verge”

A tragedy of botany and madness in Pitt’s production of “The Verge”

By Simon Sweeney, For The Pitt News

February 6, 2020

A woman stands alone onstage in a greenhouse completely cluttered by pots, dirt and plants. Occasionally, another person or two will join her for a time, but the true stars of “The Verge” are this woman and her plants.

Fading into ‘Oblivion’

Fading into ‘Oblivion’

By Ananya Pathapadu, For The Pitt News

February 4, 2020

"Oblivion" opens Feb. 5 and runs until Feb. 9 in the Henry Heymann Theater. Cook said he found the dichotomy to be particularly relevant within what he describes as a divided country.

Performance Collaborative brings student productions to life

Performance Collaborative brings student productions to life

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Launched in 2011, the Performance Collaborative focuses on promoting student-created and lesser-known work through a variety of workshops and festivals.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 6, 2020

As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.

Spend six weeks with “The Wolves” in one night

Spend six weeks with “The Wolves” in one night

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Pitt Mainstage’s performance of “The Wolves,” directed by Kelly Trumbull, a visiting assistant professor in the Theatre Arts Department, opened this past Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.

“Mean Girls” musical fetches laughs at the Benedum Center

“Mean Girls” musical fetches laughs at the Benedum Center

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

October 30, 2019

Generating tons of merch, inside jokes and a place in film history as arguably one of the best teen movies of the early aughts, “Mean Girls” finally got the musical makeover treatment and came to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

“Giselle” kicks off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 50th season

“Giselle” kicks off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 50th season

By MJ LaRocque, For The Pitt News

October 29, 2019

This year, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 50th season at the Benedum Center Downtown with “Giselle,” one of five ballets they will perform this year.

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