Wild offers a theatrical coup for a world turned upside down. Three people play cat-and-mouse games in a Moscow hotel room. One is Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower whose Wikileaks dump has just made him a man without a state, and the others are shady characters offering him protection… if they can be trusted. With echoes of Kafka, the play asks if individual identity is still even a thing in our perilously uncertain world. But it asks that nausea-producing question with humor and theatrical bravado, and Quantum’s production, built in a strange, safe place, will make you feel like you’re at the theater again.
Quantum Theatre has long been thankful for the privilege of guiding our patrons, friends, and family on explorations of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. We are thrilled to announce the Near Buy initiative, generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, a year-long opportunity for you to continue exploring our city while supporting local businesses.
We’ll partner with 15 businesses over the coming year in communities hosting upcoming shows: Downtown, Homewood, and Point Breeze. Every dollar you spend will be matched as a gift card distributed to families experiencing food insecurity.
A message from Artistic Director, Karla Boos.
2020 remains a challenging time for so many of us. Today, we are announcing the new season lineup of Quantum shows.
We’re committed to these shows, and we’re committed to your safety. We’re also committed to our artists, crew, and staff.
Each show has a very large site, two of them outdoors, and all will have custom-built, distanced seating, for a small number of people, with safe and distanced ways in and out.
We hope Quantum, free from four walls, can lead us back to live theater, even if it looks a little different, and acknowledging the uncertainty in which we make these plans.
Hope with us.
Who beside Quantum is bringing us such theater, or would?Chris Rawson, theater critic
It's fringe, it's funk, it's fashionable and athletic. Quantum is a total, global theater of mobility without limit.Michael Lobban, author
Quantum is gutsy, smart, focused and important. Entire worlds are created in tight corners. It's the most interesting theatre happening here.Kendra Lee, blogger
Quantum should be cherished and admired for stretching beyond the usual borders of what most often characterizes theatre.Gordon Spencer on WRCT