All Events | Starting Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Marshall Karp. Jerry is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe, Jerry's curmudgeonly father in law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. Jerry's mother Mildred loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay, but Abe and Mildred can't stand each other. There's one hilarious confrontation after another until the heart-warming finale.
Unleashed: Artist Party & Dog Fashion Show
GPAC's and The Pittsburgh Foundation's Arts Day of Giving (a.k.a. ArtsDOG) returns on Oct. 2nd. In anticipation, dogs will compete for costume prizes while party goers enjoy food, drink, and entertainment with emcees PhatManDee and Hollyhood. Celebrities including WQED's Jim Cunningham will introduce and react to each dog on the catwalk. Five artists picked at random at the party will receive "Unleashed" grants.
The curtain goes up on a new season with music from Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked, plus classic songs from Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun and The Sound of Music. And as a finale, Al Dubin and Harry Warren's award-winning 42nd Street with tap dancers from Pittsburgh's CAPA. Featured guest: international trumpet star Jens Lindemann.
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young men of Ulster, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond the troubles between Protestant and Catholic as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Directed by Matt Torney, Frank McGuinness' lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among men who must face the wickedness and wastefulness of war.
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression is directed by Robert A. Miller in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The cast includes Jarrod DiGiorgi as George, Leandro Cano as Lennie, John McManus as Candy, Philip Winters as the Boss, Luke Halferty as Curley, Erin Krom as Curley’s wife, David Whalen as Slim, Weston Blakesley as Carlson, Justin Fortunato as Whit and Tommy LaFitte as Crooks.