The Seagull

The gnawing anxieties and insecurities and ceaseless self-doubt of the emerging artists are the starts of Anton Chekov’s lauded, and now somewhat notorious, masterpiece The Seagull. The source material for several derivative pieces including the nihilistic, modernized adaptation, Stupid F*cking… Read More ›

Detroit ’67

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama’s production of Detroit ’67  has all of the elements for success – an award-winning playwright, an award-winning director, a strong design team, and a talented young cast. Taken all together, this production falls a… Read More ›

Coram Boy

For the opening production at the Pittsburgh Playhouse’s Highmark Theatre, director Tomé Cousins has chosen to stage Coram Boy, a British product adapted from a young-adult novel about scandals surrounding the Coram Hospital, founded in the 18th century as a charity… Read More ›

Dames at Sea

A boisterously brassy, flamboyantly limelight-hogging leading lady who seems to encompass every overly aggressive and ostentatious showgirl and Hollywood starlet. A winsome but chronically naïve and hopelessly swooning Midwestern girl trying to make it big with only a pair of… Read More ›

Much Ado About Nothing

A  tradition for Shakespeare has propelled the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh Stages for decades. Commitment to the classics inspired the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare now plays on via Pitt Stages, the department’s production… Read More ›

The Foreigner

I’ve been talking to friends recently about the “should people still do this show?” question. Does the show in question have a place in the climate of the world, is it still relevant and needed? I was reminded of these… Read More ›

She Kills Monsters

I was pretty stoked to get to see She Kills Monsters at Pitt last week, not because I’m into Dungeons & Dragons (never played it myself), but because I’m a huge geek and was excited at the prospect of bringing… Read More ›