McKeesport Little Theater

PNWF Program A: 2019

By Eva Phillips An embittered villain bent on vindication and clearing his literary reputation. A purgatorial lesson in the subtleties of the bard. A blind date that perhaps is not so oblivious to age or consequences. These are the stakes… Read More ›

Sordid Lives

When I first walked into the McKeesport Little Theater to see Sordid Lives, I thought I was in the wrong place. Mind you, I went on press night, so there wasn’t the usual hubbub that you’d see on an opening… Read More ›

Leading Ladies

Who doesn’t love a man in drag?! Whether it’s Milton Berle, Flip Wilson’s Geraldine Jones, Tyler Perry’s Madea, or Robin Williams’s Mrs. Doubtfire – a man in support hose and a wig is funny every single time. This holds true… Read More ›

Arsenic and Old Lace

Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace is a play about how we interpret spaces. When our protagonist Mortimer Brewster (Ron Clawson) returns to his family’s home, he’s pleased to once more re-enter the womb of boyhood memory. The aunts who… Read More ›

Jekyll and Hyde

There is something to be said for the succulent, somewhat indulgent wave of hyper-camp that is necessary to successfully execute a musical adapted from seemingly unfitting source material. Musicals like Carrie, Batboy!: The Musical, Heathers and others of that ilk… Read More ›

Anything Goes

Are you are looking for a lighthearted break from reality with quirky characters, great songs, and dance routines? The classic Cole Porter musical comedy Anything Goes is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. There are several versions of Anything Goes available to… Read More ›

Polish Joke

Question: “How do you sink a Polish battleship? Answer: Put it in the water.”  Please, don’t get offended, the David Ives’ play Polish Joke is loaded with “Polish jokes” that are not meant to offend, but to explain a feeling,… Read More ›