Mr. Joy
Presented by: City Theatre
A world premiere play by Daniel Beaty. What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant's shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a "gangsta granny," reflect on the shop owner's impact in this moving exploration of one community's efforts to heal in order to dream again.
Date: 01/24/2015 -          02/15/2015
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Elemeno Pea
Presented by: City Theatre
Blue-collar Buffalo meets beachfront splendor when Devon visits the sprawling Martha's Vineyard estate where her sister Simone works as a personal assistant. Simone's got a six-figure salary, a preppy boyfriend with a yacht, and a handsome clothing allowance—all courtesy of trophy wife Michaela, her boss. But when Michaela crashes sisters' weekend, Devon learns the price for the pampered life. Tracy Brigden directs.
Date: 02/28/2015 -          03/22/2015
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Oblivion
Presented by: City Theatre
Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take pride in their progressive approach to parenting. But when their 16-year-old daughter Julie lies about where she spent the weekend, their cool facade crumbles. With the help of Julie's friend Bernard, a filmmaker in the making, this smart comedy takes a humorous look at Nietzsche, famed film critic Pauline Kael, and what it means to fight for the ones you love.
Date: 03/21/2015 -          04/21/2015
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Midsummer (a play with songs)
Presented by: City Theatre
Midsummer in Edinburgh turns into a weekend of wild abandon when divorce lawyer Helena meets small-time crook Bob in a basement wine bar. With a wad of ill-gotten cash in hand and a local gangster on their heels, the unlikely pair goes on an alcohol- and adventure-filled romp, discovering that there are second chances at life—and love. Tracy Brigden directs.
Date: 05/09/2015 -          05/31/2015
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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