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Pittsburgh is home to many theater companies, such as Harris Theater, that had to stop production when COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic and Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown. This shutdown forced the companies to halt their public shows and find new ways to bring theatre to their audiences.

A showstopping year: Pittsburgh theater companies reflect on anniversary of shutdown

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
Lou Castelli, managing director of Pittsburgh Public Theater, explained that when the company heard the news of the pandemic, they decided to close last March before their opening night.
Pittsburgh Public Theater is virtually hosting “Romeo N Juliet” — an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — on their website for a small donation fee now until Sunday.

‘Romeo N Juliet’ mixes Shakespeare with Black culture

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer February 18, 2021
Pittsburgh Public Theater is virtually hosting “Romeo N Juliet” — an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — on their website for a small donation fee now until Sunday.
Pittsburgh Public Theater’s online production of “The Cake” streams Thursday at 7 p.m. on PPT’s website and Facebook page.

Seeing live, local theater is a piece of ‘The Cake’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor June 2, 2020
A small town bakery becomes a battleground for marriage equality as family ties, religious identity and progressive values clash in the latest comedy from Pittsburgh Public Theater.
The Gravedigger, Tony Bingham, shows Hamlet, Matthew Amendt, Yoricks skull in Act V, Scene 1 of Pittsburgh Public Theaters production of Hamlet. (Photo courtesy of Michael Henninger)

Pappas bids The Public adieu with ‘Hamlet’

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News May 16, 2018

The audience poured an avalanche of applause over the cast of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of “Hamlet” following its opening performance April 19 — uproarious cheering, whistling and...

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens season with “Anne Frank”

By Alessandra Roberto / for The Pitt News September 21, 2015

After every rehearsal of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” actress Remy Zaken goes home and sobs as she tries to reestablishment the distance between herself and the famous holocaust victim. With May 8...

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