Outside Mullingar
Presented by: City Theatre
Opening City Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season is "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony-winning author of "Moonstruck" and "Doubt." This comedy tells the story of Tony Reilly, an aging Irish cattle farmer and widower, who threatens to leave his family's farm to an American nephew instead of his own son, Anthony. That is, until neighbor Rosemary steps in with a long-held family secret that could change Anthony’s fate and her own.
Date: 10/11/2014 -          11/02/2014
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Smart Blonde
Presented by: City Theatre
A world premiere by Willy Holzman. New York City, 1964. The tape is rolling when Born Yesterday star Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics of the 1950s. Memory and song converge as the "dumb blonde" with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe.
Date: 11/15/2014 -          12/21/2014
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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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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