Chatterton

September 14 – October 28, 2018

Adapted from Sir Peter Ackroyd’s award-winning novel
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?

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.

Location

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

Accessibility

Please call 412-362-1713 for questions about accessibility.

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening Night Most Popular

$ 85

Post-show receptionFriday, September 14

Sunday Q&A

$ 68

With the cast & directorSunday, September 16

Quantum Quaff

$ 88

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, September 20

Quantum on the Couch

$ 76

Post-show analysisSaturday, September 29

Location & Directions

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

 

Parking is available in garages throughout downtown Pittsburgh. More details on show-specific parking recommendations coming soon.

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

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