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?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Opening Night Most Popular
$ 85Post-show receptionFriday, September 14
$ 68With the cast & directorSunday, September 16
$ 74Explore the neighborhoodWednesday, September 19
Quantum Quaff - Sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby
$ 88Pre-show wine tastingThursday, September 20
Quantum on the Couch
$ 76Post-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.
Box Office and Check in will be located just inside Trinity Cathedral’s Sixth Street entrance.Get Directions