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“An Iliad” spans the Trojan War in an epic one-man show

“An Iliad” spans the Trojan War in an epic one-man show

By Richard Koppenaal/ For The Pitt News

March 5, 2014


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In Pittsburgh Public Theater’s latest production, the concept of a one-man show is pushed to its limit.“An Iliad,” which debuts tonight at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and runs through April 6, tells stories of the Trojan War and its many heroes.This adaptation, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, is bas...

“Heads” takes poignant look at wartime imprisonment

“Heads” takes poignant look at wartime imprisonment

By Gideon Bradshaw / Senior Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


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Warzones and prisons may be Americans’ favorite places. In the popular imagination, both represent Hobbesian settings where life is “nasty, brutish and short” as characters blur pre-existing lines of social class in the immediacy of their fight for survival.E.M. Lewis’ “Heads,” directed b...

Nomadic Quantum Theater explores unconventional spaces

By Allison Latzko / For The Pitt News

January 29, 2014


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At the corner of Fourth Avenue and Wood Street, in a large room with grand marble columns and a high ceiling, a small band of lighting and sound technicians, actors and their director prepare for the opening night of Quantum Theatre’s latest play, “Madagascar,” which will debut on Jan. 31. “Ma...

‘Parlour Song’ preserves human element of despair

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

November 7, 2013


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“Everything is disappearing.”The succinct, disturbing statement escapes Ned’s mouth in a hushed tone  — part panicked confession, part plea for help — as Dale, Ned’s longtime friend and neighbor, prepares to turn in after an innocuous evening of swilling beers that verges on becoming far too...

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