Preview: Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 2021-22 Season

It seems like forever since the Public Theater announced their 2021/22 season back in May. The first productions of the new season are less that a month away, so it feels like a second look is in order.

Oct. 5-17, 2021 — Slow Food
A comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
A famished couple, on the road and celebrating their anniversary, walk into a charming Greek restaurant and encounter a highly neurotic waiter. Online only.

Oct. 20-Nov. 7, 2021 — The Chief
By Rob Zellers & Gene Collier, directed by Kyle Haden
Pittsburgh Public Theater returns to the O’Reilly Theater for the first time since 2020 with a new production of the Art Rooney story, from his humble beginnings to the pursuit of that first Super Bowl ring.

Jan. 26-Feb. 13, 2022 — How The Hell Did I Get Here ?
Book and Songs by Lesley Nicol & Mark Mueller, directed by Luke Kerneghan
Actor Lesley Nicol’s one-woman, autobiographical musical reveals how she overcame personal demons, found love, and achieved hard-won success on stage and screen.

April 13-May 1, 2022 — Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Adapted by Ken Ludwig, directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
The story by one of the world’s best-known mystery writers finds detective Hercule Poirot on board and on the case when a suspicious businessman unexpectedly turns up dead in his cabin.

June 1-19, 2022: Two Trains Running
By August Wilson, directed by Justin Emeka
It’s the Sixties in the playwright’s American Century Cycle — 1969, to be exact. The civil rights movement is ignited nationwide while in the Hill District, the city wants to raze a restaurant for an urban renewal project. The owner and his regulars fight to keep a sense of order and dignity and look to sage Aunt Ester for guidance.

Also in 2021-22: Second City returns to the O’Reilly in December for a Wild, Wacky Wonderful Life, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Individual tickets will be on sale now.  For more information visit https://ppt.org/calendar

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