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New Hazlett Theatre

“You Can Call Me Al”

By Eva Phillips What we have stored as memory is vital. Everything present, everything “now” is chaos. This is statement that is at once a quixotically simple, irrefutable truth, and undeniably self-negating. By one token, of course all that we… Read More ›

Grey Gardens

Based on the 1975 documentary film, Grey Gardens is the mostly non-fiction dramatized story of the decline of two of America’s aristocratic royalty and their descent into ruin. They are alone, and yet together, both heartbroken. Edith Bouvier Beale and her… Read More ›

The Bridges of Madison County

Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. Caroline Nicolian and David Toole. If you’ve been living under a theatrical rock in Pittsburgh for the last several years or you haven’t yet seen Carnivale Theatrics’ dazzling production of The Bridges… Read More ›

A New Brain

For the first of two shows in their season entitled “Real People, Real Stories”, Front Porch presents an autobiographical musical. Composer William Finn began work on A New Brain after recovering from some trouble in his brain. Finn enlisted his Falsettos collaborator James Lapine… Read More ›

The Diary of Anne Frank

Over seven decades later, World War II still exists as one of the darkest times in the history of mankind. Storytellers continue to mine its historical highs and lows for new content to this day. Just last year alone, there… Read More ›

Fall Preview 2017

A Letter from the Editor, Our dear readers, we’ve made it through another summer season! After 40 reviews and 14 features this summer, we’re ready to dig out our sweaters, put on the kettle and continue to keep you up to… Read More ›