August 5-28, 2016
By Lope de Vega; in a version by Tanya Ronder
Directed by Megan Monaghan Rivas and Tlaloc Rivas
Peribañez unfolds the story of a newly married couple, Peribañez and Casilda – young farmers in a strongly connected rural community. The Commander’s obsessive love for Casilda pushes the young couple to make increasingly painful sacrifices as they strive to preserve their marriage on the brink of war. A cast of 10 performs in the urban oasis of the Jennie King Mellon Rose Garden in the heart of Mellon Park. This sublime summer offering features live folk music, and the spectacle of the Spanish Golden Age… where honor means more than life itself.
Interestingly, playwright Lope de Vega was writing in Spain at the same time Shakespeare was writing in London. He wrote hundreds of plays and invented an entire genre of playwriting, the comedia, which mixes comic and heroic elements. In this play, Lope de Vega argues passionately for the inalienable rights of the individual, exploring class and gender roles – a strikingly modern position for a writer to take in 1613.
Rose Garden in the heart of Mellon Park.
Please call 412-362-1713 for questions about accessibility. Please Note: This play includes mature content.
"I fell in love with Peribañez and its cast. What a lovely production! The experience of this play set in the gardens of Mellon Park was amazing. Birds and crickets were on cue!"− Yrai Santander
"Amazing! The play balanced well the political, social, and comedic elements. The actors were relatable."− Kristin Wagner
"Siddiq Saunderson’s Peribañez was stirring, and I was so sympathetic that he almost took me with him into the violence that brought him and Castilda to their fates."− Myra Woods
"Peribáñez is the spectacular way to cap off your summer."− Mike Buzzelli, 'Burgh Vivant
"The ‘3-ring’ in-the-round really worked. Also loved the cushions, fans, gazpacho and other goodies."− Dan Droz
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Picnic in the Park
Quantum has teamed up with feast on brilliant to provide gourmet picnic options before the play. Pre-order your $15 boxed dinner with your tickets, and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up at 6:30 pm in the park. Please place your order no later than the day before you plan to attend.
2. Quinoa Cake (Vegetarian)* – quinoa cake with chives and parmesan, orzo with grilled vegetables and feta, chocolate chunk brownie, and a Saratoga Springs sparkling water
3. Roast Beef and Blue Specialty Sandwich* – Angus roast beef, arugula, blue cheese mayo with a bag of kettle cooked chips, chocolate chunk brownie, and a Saratoga Springs sparkling water
Location & Directions
Jennie King Mellon Rose Garden, in Mellon Park
Perhaps you remember this location from Quantum shows past: The Crucible, Dark of the Moon, and Cymbeline.
Parking will be available at Ellis School for most performances (August 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28). Otherwise, we recommend ����street parking, along Beechwood Blvd. And as always, follow the Q! Click here to see a map for handicapped-accessible parking.
Opening Night Most Popular
$ 50Post-show receptionFriday, August 5
$ 38With the cast & directorSunday, August 7
$ 44Pre-show ladies happy hourWednesday, August 10
$ 51Pre-show wine tastingThursday, August 11
Quantum on the Couch
$ 46Post-show analysisSaturday, August 27
Group Rates and Discounts
Teaching a class on Spanish literature? Perhaps your book club is interested in reading/seeing this classic play? Are you a student or faculty? Also, members of Phipps Conservatory, TIX for Teachers, the Mattress Factory, and WYEP are eligible for discounted tickets.Learn more