Off The WALL Productions Announces 2018-2019 Season

Off The WALL Productions Announces 2018-2019 Season

off the WALL Productions, the professional resident acting company at Carnegie Stage, is excited to announce its 2018-19 season, featuring one World premiere, one U.S. premiere, and one Pittsburgh premiere in The Acting Company's three-play program.

Our focus is on:
Consistently excellent art - paying a living wage to all employees - Uplifting female artists
Diversity and gender equality - new, socially relevant plays

Our commitment to diversity in theater, especially by supporting female artists, has put us on a very special list; the International Center for Women Playwrights has honored us for five consecutive years with the 50/50 Applause Award for upholding and encouraging the works of the oft-overlooked female playwright.

Season twelve of "alternative theater for grownups" includes great plays, bold choices, and talented artists, and is not to be missed.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
World Premiere

Conceived, co-adapted and performed by Mark Coffin
Co-adapted and directed by Heidi Mueller Smith

In this adaptation of Dickens' best-known work, with its themes of inequity and renewal just as relevant in our society today as they were in 1843, the arc of the story is experienced through the mind and heart of Ebeneezer Scrooge as he journeys from his life of isolation and greed through dream-like vistas of fear, guilt, and shame, to his ultimate new reality of compassion and human transformation. This solo piece also employs the Narrator as the second most important character, as he moves from commentary and reporting to the seamless blending into Ebenezer himself. The use of light, music, and projections to reflect emotion and environment illuminate this magical production. Storytelling at its finest.
Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 15, 2018.

Mumburger by Sarah Kosar

A US Premiere

Tiffany's mum is killed by a Birds Eye truck on the M25. There's family to call and a coffin to order, but first she has to talk to her dad - and for some reason that's the toughest thing on her to-do list. Meanwhile, an oozing paper bag appears, holding a dying wish that will either bring a father and daughter together, or drive them further apart. In her surreal play about grief, parenting, and alternative meat, Kosar asks how far we can be pushed by love and obligation.
Directed by Robyne Parrish.
Runs March 1-16, 2019.

World Builders by Johnna Adams
Pittsburgh Premiere

In Johnna Adams' dark romantic comedy, Whitney and Max live deep within their own imagined realities - one expansive and fanciful, the other dark and brutal. To break free of these visions and become functional members of society, they embark upon a clinical drug trial that might erase these worlds forever. But are they truly able to leave their fantasies behind? In a medicated age where our imaginations are colonized by mass media, how do we know when happiness and love are real? Directed by Linda Haston.
Runs May 3-18, 2019.

Purchase tickets online at www.insideoffthewall.com, or call our box office at (724) -873-3576, Ext. 1.

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