Presented by the Pittsburgh New Works Festival
March 7, 2002
1. Sunday Night Live 10th Anniversary set for this
2. Pulitzer Prize-winning play coming to Pittsburgh Public Theater
3. City Theatre to present Fuddy Mears lecture by CMU professor
4. Summer Company to hold auditions
LIVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY SET FOR THIS SUNDAY
Congratulations to Sunday Night Live for reaching a significant
milestone! This week, SNL celebrates ten years of presenting play
readings in Pittsburgh. The party is set for this Sunday, March
10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Theatre in Bloomfield.
includes The Amazing Red Rob's Teenage Rock-n-Roll Beach Party
Side-Show, starring Escape artist Rob Neill and his assistant,
Samantha Camp; stand-up Comedy by Buzz Nutley and friends; Wali
Jamal Abdullah; musical guests Amanda Denman and Ed Tarzia, Colette
Schreiber and Don Cameron; Karen Dryer; comedy by Andy Zibritosky,
the Lounge Lizard; fortune-teller Naomi Grodin; and poetry by
prizes, food, Yuengling beer and more. Your Donation of $ 10.00
will help Sunday Night Live pursue 501C-3 non-profit Incorporation.
APRIL 7: Faith, Hope and Love (a romantic comedy screenplay) by
APRIL 14: Ashes To Africa by Mark Clayton Southers
APRIL 28: Broken Reflections: Snow White II (a screenplay) by
MAY 5: Raw Talent (a comedic screenplay) by Matthew Wolfarth.
Live is produced by Randy Laxton and Christopher Scott. For more
details or to book plays, contact Christopher Scott at (412) 734-1784
(SNL Hotline) or e-mail email@example.com.
PLAY COMING TO PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER
Dinner with Friends, Donald MarguliesŐ contemporary drama that
looks at the ups and downs of modern love and fidelity, will open
on Friday, March 22 at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, downtown.
Previews begin Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
This often funny, insightful drama stars Rufus Collins as Tom,
Raye Lankford as Beth, Michael Oberlander as Gabe, and, Henny
Russell as Karen, and is directed by Michael Montel. "This is
a very important, modern play where many in the audience will
recognize themselves or someone they know," said PPTŐs Artistic
Director Ted Pappas. "We have four incredibly talented actors
and a brilliant director that will bring this production to life."
The design team includes Bill Clarke (set designer), Lorraine
Venberg (costume designer), and Marilyn Rennagel (lighting designer),
and Zach Moore (sound designer). Fred Noel is the production stage
manager, and Alison Paleos is assistant stage manager. Gregory
D. Sendler is composing the music.
The play runs through April 14, with performances Tuesdays through
Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Saturday matinees
at 2 p.m. on March 30, and April 6 and 13. Tickets range from
$21 to 43. Full-time students or anyone 26 and under, with valid
ID, may purchase advance tickets for $10 (available at door for
Friday and Saturday evening performances).
For tickets and further information, call 412-316-1600 or visit
the PublicŐs Box Office at the OŐReilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue.
Tickets and more information are also available at www.ppt.org.
Groups (10 or more) interested in discounted tickets should call
Catherine Craig at (412) 316-8200, ext. 704.
Dinner with Friends is sponsored by Alpern, Rosenthal and Company.
Also, the PPT's Mondays with the Public series continues with
this production, on March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Helen
Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall. It's free, however, reservations are
strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the box office
at (412) 316-1600.
TO PRESENT FUDDY MEARS LECTURE BY CMU PROFESSOR
Lost in the Funhouse: The Persistence of Self in Fuddy Meers will
be the topic of a post-show discussion led by Michael Witmore,
professor at Carnegie Mellon University, on Sunday, March 10 after
the 2 p.m. matinee (about 4 p.m) at City Theatre, South Side.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and is part of the
City Specials series at City Theatre. Call 412-431-CITY for more
SUMMER COMPANY TO HOLD AUDITIONS Auditions for Summer Company's
The Madwoman of Chillot by Jean Giraudoux (running June 6 through15),and
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (running July 18 through 27), will
be held on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 from 3 to 6
pm. in the Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall on the Duquesne
Both plays will be directed by John E. Lane, Jr. Auditions are
by appointment. Call Steve Fatla at 412-578-6685 to arrange your
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