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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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.
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.
‘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.
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 17, 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.
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.
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 4, 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.
David Cerda’s “The Drag Seed” will run from Friday to Nov. 13 at Charity Randall Theatre as a Pitt Stages mainstage production.

‘The Drag Seed’ brings satire, killer drag queens to the stage

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 4, 2021
Pitt Stages’s next main stage production stars an eccentric child named Carson in the play “The Drag Seed,” who spends their days moonlighting as a drag queen.
Pitt Stages debuted Maria Treviño Orta’s “Somewhere” at the Charity Randall Theatre on Saturday. The play runs until Oct. 22.

Pitt Stages goes ‘Somewhere’ with sustainability

By Grace Hemcher, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Pitt Stages is kicking off its in-person productions at Charity Randall Theatre for the first time since spring 2020, and the much-anticipated return to live performance at Pitt comes with an important message about mindfulness and sustainability.
For the 2021-2022 season, Pitt Stages is bringing back live, in-person theater this fall.

Pitt Stages to return with live, in-person theater this fall

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer June 24, 2021
Pitt stages is bringing back live, in-person theater to Oakland with a fresh slate of productions this fall, including “We Are Proud to Present…” directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger and “The Drag Seed” directed by Rebecca Hobart.
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