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June 4 – 28, 2020

By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Karla Boos
Art Direction by Susan Tsu

Lucy Kirkwood’s 2014 drama about East/West relations won London’s Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best New Play. In 1989, a young American photojournalist captured an image that arrested the world: a protester facing down four tanks in Tiananmen Square. Beginning in this moment past, the play fast-forwards to US-China relations in recent times, and an examination of capitalism and culture, journalism and censorship getting more relevant by the day. Chimerica finds that American journalist two decades later, seeking the truth behind the political facade of the two superpowers; the stories that exist beyond the margins of a frame.


To be announced


Please call 412-362-1713 for questions about accessibility. Assistive listening devices will be available at all performances thanks to support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Use Open Table to make your reservation. Please make reservations between 5:30 and 6:30pm to ensure timely arrival at the performance.

We are proud to partner with or, The Whale for our production of Chimerica. or, The Whale is harbored next to the Distrikt Hotel in the historic Salvation Army building with it’s deep-seated iron city roots and ornate 1940’s character. Guests will find a wood-fired hearth, a menu speckled with modern inspiration, a butcher room on the premise, and an oyster program that will truly delight. The restaurant offers a worldly wine program, a well curated list of local craft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening NightMost Popular

$ 55

Post-show receptionThursday, June 4

Sunday Q&A

$ 38

With the cast & directorSunday, June 7

Social Q - Sponsored by Reed Smith

$ 44

Eat, drink, and see through Quantum's eyesWednesday, June 10

Quantum Quaff

$ 58

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, June 11

Quantum on the Couch

$ 50

Post-show analysisSaturday, June 20

Location & Directions

Location to be announced