Pittsburgh Public Theater Announces 2013-14 'Masterpiece' Season
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents "The Masterpiece Season"
2013/14 includes five plays and one musical specially chosen by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas plus two special events.
America's most beautiful play. A drama that demolishes the stage. The musical heartbeat of Manhattan. An intimate encounter with an epic tale. Wit as dazzling as diamonds. The funniest farce of the last 50 years. Welcome to "The Masterpiece Season," six essential and lasting theatrical works specially chosen by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas to create a unique year of theatergoing in Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2013-14 season.
Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2013/14 Lineup
September 26 - October 27, 2013
OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, directed by Ted Pappas
A story that is simple yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. These are just a few reasons why Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning OUR TOWN is America's most acclaimed play. An iconic play deserves an iconic star so we are thrilled that our town's remarkable Tom Atkins will lead a cast of 24 actors all with Pittsburgh connections.
Two estranged brothers find themselves together in a house near the desert. One is a writer and a family man. The other is a drifter and a thief. Their epic rivalry has made this Sam Shepard's most famous play. Full of twists, action, insight and gritty humor, TRUE WEST has been a magnet for charismatic actors since its debut in 1980 and New York Magazine hailed Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation." Staged by CLYBOURNE PARK director Pamela Berlin.
December 12 - 14, 2013
SPECIAL EVENT: The Second City's NUT-CRACKING HOLDAY REVUE
A seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs, and the comedy troupe's trademark improvisation, the Second City's NUT-CRACKING HOLIDAY REVUE is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. Thurs. Dec. 12 at 8pm, Fri. Dec. 13 at 8pm & Sat. Dec. 14 at 8pm.
January 2 - 5, 2014
SPECIAL EVENT: Tom Atkins is THE CHIEF
By Rob Zellers & Gene Collier, directed by Ted Pappas
Tom Atkins returns in the performance of a lifetime as Steelers' founder Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. in The Public's all-time biggest hit.
When COMPANY opened in 1970 it swept the Tony Awards and propelled the Broadway musical into a new era. Set in Manhattan, COMPANY features five married couples, three single gals - and Bobby, the only eligible bachelor in the group. Through scenes and songs they celebrate and scrutinize married life and its alternatives. These hilarious neurotic New Yorkers are ambiguous about their relationships, but the emotional impact of Sondheim's songs - such as "Being Alive," "The Ladies Who Lunch," and "Another Hundred People" - is crystal clear. Time Magazine called COMPANY "a landmark musical."
March 6 - April 6, 2014
AN ILIAD, adapted from Homer by Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare; translation by Robert Fagles; directed by Jesse Berger