All Events | Starting Tuesday, September 11, 2012
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Free admission. This play features the potent power of Aunt Ester, August Wilson's gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home to the troubled Citizen Bartow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to "wash his soul," but also between Citizen & Caesar Wilkes, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizen's independence and defiance of his authority.. Mark Clayton Southers directs.
Glue Factory Project: The Life & Death Of Little Finn
The Life & Death Of Little Finn is an adult dance/theater puppet production (for adults 18+) created in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer & designer Marina Harris. Three consummate performers, six puppets, original animation, & other numerous moving parts, all combine to tell the story of an ordinary, little man, made of clay and wood struggling with love & life's fickle tango.
Dixie's Tupperware Party
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. You'll burp with laughter.
Smithfield Street Theatre presents Moll Flanders, a play inspired by the Daniel Defoe novel, adapted by Artistic Director Sean Michael O’Donnell. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays.
Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
Free Palace Theater Tours
One-hour tours include interesting facts and trivia about The Palace and former Manos Theatre, a vaudeville and movie house that opened in 1926. The 1369-seat theater hosts more than 100 events each year. A newspapers from 1926 that detailed the Manos Theatre's opening will be on view. Info will be available about upcoming shows at The Palace Theatre, owned and managed by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.
Steve Earle with Charlie Mars
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison encores the program he performed last week at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Enjoy works by Marcello, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninoff while surrounded by the majestic architecture of Pittsburgh's historic First Baptist Church.
Scaife Galleries Reopening
Reorganized by Louise Lippincott, CMOA's Scaife galleries highlight the museum's strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a much more cohesive view of how art history has changed over time. New interpretive texts provide a deeper context and understanding of art and life from 1860 to 1920.
Greensburg Art Center Juried Exhibit
"Best of the Bunch," a diverse exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional media juried by Joy Borelli-Edwards. Free.
Year of the Dragon Gala - Lang Lang
Piano superstar Lang Lang performs with the PSO as part of an envening that includes a cocktail hour, performance, and dinner at Heinz Hall. 2012 is Year of the Dragon, and Lang Lang will play selections from his album of Chinese music, Dragon Songs, as well as the Liszt Piano Concerto #1.
'Celebrating 20 Years of Opera' Gala
Johnstown's party of the season celebrates 20 years. An evening of gorgeous operatic music, gourmet dining, and an auction continues a tradition launched by Frank Pasquerilla and continued by maestro Istvan Jaray, the JSO, and young opera stars. Details online.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Ronald Zollman conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in the world premiere of the Centennial Suite by Carnegie Mellon faculty composers Marilyn Taft Thomas, Leonardo Balada, Nancy Galbraith, and Reza Vali in honor of the School of Music's centennial. Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony will also be performed.
Some Assembly Required: Public
Based on the award winning program Some Assembly Required (in museums and galleries), the dancers and musicians of Attack Theatre take to the streets of Pittsburgh with a free performance series exploring public artworks throughout the city. Connect with your city and your public art in a new and unique way through this dynamic performance event of conversation, creation, dance, and music. Follow the link for details.