Show Notes – October 28th, 2021

Iron Horse Theatre Company presents Over the River and Through the Woods written by Joe DiPietro, October 29 and through November 19th.

The story is about a young, carefree, single bachelor in New Jersey named Nick. He spends nearly every Sunday afternoon visiting and dining with either of his two sets of grandparents, who are ethnic Italians. One Thursday Nick makes an unscheduled visit to announce that his corporate employer will be promoting and relocating him to Seattle, Washington in a few months. His grandparents are shocked, and dedicate themselves to making Nick stay. A warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow. For tickets visit: https://ironhorsetheatrecompany.ticetleap.com/the-boys-next-door/

CIRCLES: going in at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center October 28 to 30.

Immerse yourself in movement and art created by Pittsburgh-based Black artists. Premiering tonight, PearlArts’ CIRCLES: going in, presents “snapshots of popular culture through choreographer Staycee Pearl’s lens as a Black woman.” Featuring layered movement, an ensemble of five dancers, visuals and a soundtrack created by Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl in collaboration with a lineup of club artists, the dance work explores self-reclamation. Accompanying the production is an exhibition featuring Black visual artists Staycee Pearl, Bekezela Mguni, Kitoko Chargois and Sarah Huny Young. 


Liberty Magic asks “Is death the end of existence?”

And if not, is it possible to make contact with the dead?

Todd Robbins invites you to join him as he reaches out to the dead with his new immersive seance experience, Haunted Deceptions.

Mr. Robbins will use arcane retro-paranormal ghost hunting techniques to open the souls of the living in order to invite the dead to return. The 75 minutes you will spend with him at Liberty Magic will be like no other theatrical event you have encountered. Performances October 30th and 31st.


Prime Stage’s production of Karloff, the Man and the Monster opens November 5th  at the new Hazlett Theatre.

This one person plays stars David Hackman as Boris Karloff under the Direction of Art DeConciliis.  Hackman moved to Pittsburgh from NYC three years ago, appearing here in Apple Hill’s recent production of Mamma Mia. DeConciliis has a long history of acting, directing and teaching here at many of Pittsburgh’s theater companies.

The Pittsburgh Dance Council, in Partnership with Kelly Strayhorn Theater, presents An Untitled Love at the Byham Theater on November 13th

An Untitled Love is Kyle Abraham’s newest evening-length work. Drawing from the catalogue of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation pays homage to the complexities of self-love and the Black love while serving as a thumping mixtape celebrating our culture, family, and community.


Attack Theatre presents Hope and Hardship, November 5 & 6

Where do you find hope? This short film is a powerful allegory reminding us that no matter the battle raging within you, hope can prevail against even the steepest odds. Incarcerated in Eastern Pennsylvania, Leonard T wrote the script that inspired this project during a Shining Light residency with screen actor Denver Taylor. Attack Theatre transformed the work into a spoken word dance film that illustrates the spirit, emotions, and struggles of the character Will Hope. Embodied by dancer Simon Phillips, Will shares what overcoming can mean both within and without.

Directed by Peter Kope and filmed on location in our new studios, each evening will feature a screening of the film, interactive sound elements, and a conversation with community members and the cast and creators of this transformative project.

For more info and tickets: https://www.attacktheatre.com/hope-in-hardship

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