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Pitt Stages production keeps it “Appropriate”

“Appropriate,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins 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.

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.

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

Directed by Andrea Gunoe, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in theater arts, and written by playwright Susan Glaspell, “The Verge” will run from Feb. 6 to Feb. 16 at the Charity Randall Theater.

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’

Director Sean Cook’s production of “Oblivion” will open Feb. 5 and run until Feb. 9 in the Henry Heymann Theater.

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.

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

The Phipps Conservatory will have its “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show: Out of the World” from Jan. 18 to March 8.

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.

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

“Next to Normal” is the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season.

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

“Next to Normal,” the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season, opened on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater and will run through Oct. 13.

Pitt Stages: what we’ll see this fall

Pitt Stages will offer four different productions throughout the 2019-20 academic year.

By Justin Gardner, For The Pitt News

August 23, 2019

This upcoming semester, Pitt Stages is offering a total of four different shows. Two are Mainstage productions, directed professionally, while the others are student labs, which are directed by students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

The Pitt Stages cast rehearses on Wednesday evening. Pitt Stages will present “Into the Woods” from today until April 14.

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

Sophie Washington (Alexis Primus, top left), Miss Leah (Roxie Robinson, top middle) Fannie Dove (Sydney Dubose) watch on as Minnie Dove Charles (Maya Boyd) discovers her husband, Frank Charles (Brenden Peifer), dead after being poisoned.

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019

The Pitt theatre arts department told a story beautifully on Wednesday night, showing that “Flyin’ West” really is a journey of flying “as free as a bird” from the oppressive South to the open prairies of the West.

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

Kyle Corbin as Franz Woyzeck, surrounded by doctors as they attempt to calm him down after losing his temper planning to kill his partner Marie, in “Lab 3: Woyzeck,” directed by Christopher Staley, at the Studio Theatre Wednesday evening.

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

February 7, 2019

Tragedy meets insanity to create the chaotic atmosphere that was the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on the opening night of “Woyzeck.”

‘The Last Five Years’ makes the most of a small cast

Juliana Pillets and Dan Mayhak perform as Cathy and Jamie in the two-character musical “The Last Five Years” during a rehearsal before their show Thursday evening.

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

November 16, 2018

The musical “The Last Five Years” opened on Nov. 14 and will continue in the Studio Theatre til Nov. 18. The show is entirely student run.

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