Presenting our 2012 - 2013 season!
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Jackie Baker
Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2012 at 8 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2 PM
Winner of both the Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle awards!
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air." -The New York Times
"A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy." - The New York Daily News
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change(Musical)
script and lyrics by Joe DiPietro
music by Jimmy Roberts
directed by Katya R. Shaffer
Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2013 at 8 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2 PM
Everything you’ve secretly wanted to know about dating, mating and marriage; husbands, wives, kids and in-laws but were afraid to ask! Parents who talk baby talk, men who talk and women who pretend to listen, infidelity and the injustice of long lines for the ladies room are just some of the issues that are hilariously skewed in Joe DiPietro’s hugely successful musical review. Four actors take on the lives of more than 20 characters as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the perfect date-night comedy for adults.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Action/Adventure)
by Deborah Mulhall
adapted from the famous novel by Baroness Orczy
directed by Rob MacIntyre
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2013 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3 PM
The time is 1792, during the infamous Reign of Terror in the early stages of the bloody French Revolution. The beautiful French actress, Marguerite St Just, leaves her home behind her and flees to England. Trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, Marguerite's past catches up to her as Chauvelin, a figure from her dark days on the streets of Paris, finds her and blackmails her into setting a trap for the enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel. Known only to be an Englishman, the Scarlet Pimpernel is wanted by the French revolutionaries for smuggling aristocrats out of France to the safety of England. To save the life of her brother, Marguerite reluctantly agrees to help Chauvelin set his trap, only to make a horrifying discovery, one that takes her back to the streets of Paris.
*:All shows are subject to change
2012 Pittsburgh New Works Festival
Pittsburgh New Works Festival and Greensburg Civic Theatre present:
A Light Subject Matter
by Sara Baines-Miller
directed by Nate NewellThurs & Fri, Sept 6 & 7 at 8 PMSat, Sept 8 at 5 & 8 PMSun, Sept 9 at 2 PM
All performances are held at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks, PA. For more information, and to purchase tickets go to www.pittsburghnewworks.org
Note that "A Light Subject Matter" is part of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and is NOT a part of Greensburg Civic Theatre's normal main stage season.