Chatterton

September 14 – October 28, 2018

Based on the book by Peter Ackroyd
Directed by Karla Boos

Chatterton spreads out in three dimensions, immersing its mobile audiences in the haunting spaces of Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh.

Chatterton’s plot takes inspiration from historical character Thomas Chatterton, the Romantic era’s most famous suicide, an 18th century poet who took his young life and was immortalized 100 years later by a very famous painting.  Modeling for that painting was Victorian poet George Meredith, whose own dramatic life also features in Ackroyd’s story.  And in the present, poet Charles Wychwood goes on a hunt to solve mysterious puzzles from the past – is what we believe about Thomas Chatterton truth or fiction?

Chatterton offers a trifecta of poets in three centuries, colorful London with Dickensian characters bristling with humor, and deep debates on what is real and what is fake in the intertwining worlds of art and commerce?

 

 

Location

Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh – 328 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222.

 

Accessibility

Please call 412-362-1713 or email quantum@quantumtheatre.com for questions about accessibility.

About the Experience

In the manner of Quantum’s 2014 production TAMARA, the audience moves through masterfully dressed spaces in a stunning historic landmark. The experience begins with pre-show drinks in Pittsburgh’s oldest churchyard and includes a full intermission dinner by the celebrity chef of the week. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the show’s listed start time (7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday) so that you have time to check-in and enjoy a glass of cider and learn more about what you can expect during your journey. Dinner is served during intermission, approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes after the show starts each evening.

Pack light and wear comfortable shoes! You will be on your feet for much of Chatterton , moving throughout many rooms of Trinity Cathedral. We do not recommend carrying anything with you beyond essentials. If you have any concerns relating to accessibility or traversing stairs, please consider calling us at 412.362.1713 for some additional guidance.

Chef Schedule:

September 12 – 16: Kate Romane of Black Radish Kitchen
September 18 – 23: Bill Fuller of big Burrito Restaurant Group
September 26 – 30: Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions
October 3 – 7: Eliza Jamison of Muddy Waters Oyster Bar
October 10 – 14: Derek Stevens of Union Standard
October 16 – 21: Jennifer Gerasole of Girasole
October 24 – 28: Dennis Marron of or, The Whale

If you would like a vegetarian meal please indicate it in the comments when you place your order, call us at 412.362.1713, or email quantum@quantumtheatre.com. Note that we are unable to accommodate other dietary restrictions as each chef is offering a set meal.

Dinner series designed and made possible through a partnership with

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening Night Most Popular

$ 85

Post-show receptionFriday, September 14

Sunday Q&A

$ 68

With the cast & directorSunday, September 16

Social Q

$ 74

Explore the neighborhoodWednesday, September 19

Quantum Quaff - Sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby

$ 88

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, September 20

Quantum on the Couch

$ 76

Post-show analysisSaturday, September 29

Subscriber return visits

2018-19 Subscribers are entitled to a return to experience more of the story of Chatterton for only the $30 cost of dinner. Please call 412.362.1713 to book your second visit.

Location & Directions

Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh, 328 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

 

Parking is available in garages throughout downtown Pittsburgh. Check the ParkPGH website for current parking availability. Closest garages are Mellon Square and Oliver.

Box Office and Check in will be located just inside Trinity Cathedral’s Sixth Street entrance.

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Cast Members

Tony Bingham

Ken Bolden

Martin L. Giles

Tim McGeever

Jeff Monahan

Gayle Pazerski

Helena Ruoti

Alan Stanford

Tammy Tsai

Jonathan D. Visser