Red Hills

August 18-September 10, 2017

By Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Katie Pearl
Co-Production with En Garde Arts

World Premiere

On the 20th anniversary of the genocide he witnessed firsthand, a copy of David’s book about his time in Rwanda arrives on his doorstep with a note: “There are untruths here.” To find redemption, he must confront long buried memories and journey back to the place where it all began.

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Location

The Recycling Building on the corner of 32nd Street and Smallman Street.

Accessibility

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

Location & Directions

The Recycling Building on 32nd Street and Smallman Street in the Strip District

Parking lot on 31st Street and Smallman Street will be available, as well as street parking.  And as always, follow the Q! 

Box Office and Check in will be located on 32nd Street between Smallman Street and Spruce Way.

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Dine at the Strip

Quantum has teamed up with feast on brilliant once again to provide gourmet dinner options before the play. For $18 you and your friends can pre-order boxed dinners with your tickets, and it’ll be waiting for you to pick it up at 7 pm before the show.  Please place your order no later than the day before you plan to attend. *Make sure you select “Dinner and Performance” in your ticket selection and write in your selection in the comment section.*

1. Quinoa Salad- quinoa salad with fresh corn, black beans and chipotle lime dressing on a bed of spring mix.  (Vegetarian)
2. Chicken Club Specialty Sandwich– oven roasted chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, tomato with  house chipotle mayo on the side and a bag of kettle cooked chips
3. Asian Chicken Salad– chicken, cabbage, Asian vegetables in light sesame ginger Asian dressing on a bed of brown rice (Gluten Free)

Dessert: Grey Ghost cookies.  *Gluten Free dessert: Coconut Macaroon

All meals are served with dessert, and a choice of water or wine.  Place your order in the comment box on the check our page!

*no substitutions

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening Night Most Popular

$ 55

Post-show receptionFriday, August 18

Sunday Q&A

$ 38

With the cast & directorSunday, August 20

Ladies Night

$ 44

Pre-show ladies happy hourWednesday, August 23

Quantum Quaff

$ 58

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, August 24

Quantum on the Couch

$ 46

Post-show analysisSaturday, September 2

Cast Members

Scott Parkinson

David

Scott Parkinson is an award-winning New York-based actor, writer, acting teacher, and audition coach. Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center); National Tour: 39 Steps; Off-Broadway: the Stage Manager in David Cromer’s Our TownOrson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre), EST, CSC, and MCC. Regional: An IliadCock (Studio Theatre), Shakespeare Theatre, the Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, and La Jolla Playhouse. Chicago credits include the title role in HamletArcadiaHedda GablerCrime and Punishment (also at 59e59, NYC), The Glass Menagerie, and Cassius in an adaptation of Julius Caesar which he also co-directed and adapted (Writers Theatre), sixteen productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (including Rose Rage, also at the Duke Theatre, NYC), the Court Theatre, Northlight, and the Goodman. Other roles include Angelo, Mercutio, Treplev, Richard II, Richard III, the Fool, Puck, Iago, and Prior Walter. Featured interview: North American Players of Shakespeare.

Patrick J. Ssenjovu

God's Blessing

Patrick J. Ssenjovu was born and raised in Uganda. He joined Impact International, a repertoire company, at the early age of seventeen and toured Europe and America.  Shortly after moving to the United States, he was asked by Ellen Stewart of La MaMa to join Great Jones Repetory Company–he is still a member of the East Village company.  He has worked with various artists including Alex Mukulu, Meredith Monk, Ping Chong, Carl Hancock-Rux, Adong Judith, Michael Greif, and Seth Barrish.  Patrick has performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, The Ohio Theatre and St. Anne’s Warehouse, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  On film, he has worked with the late Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter) and Michael Hoffman (Game 6). He currently resides in New York City.

Creative Team

Anne Hamburger

Executive Producer, En Garde Arts

Anne Hamburger is the Founder of En Garde Arts, the company that pioneered the development of site-specific theatre in NY from 1985 through 1999, featuring nationally known artists including Anne Bogart, Chuck Mee and Tina Landau. She was Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse in 1999 before serving as Executive Vice President at Disney and leading the creative development and production of all the major stage shows for the parks worldwide featuring renowned artists including Diane Paulus and Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.  She re-launched En Garde in 2014 with Basetrack Live, a multimedia, documentary theatre piece about the impact of war on the military and their families.  Named Top Ten of 2014 by The NY Times, Basetrack Live premiered at the Next Wave Festival and traveled to 40 cities throughout the country.  En Garde’s most recent production Wilderness, about the struggle for connection between parents and their teenage children was a NY Times Critics Pick and is going on tour this spring and next fall.

Sean Christopher Lewis

Playwright

Sean Christopher Lewis is the co-creator and writer of the comic books Saints and The Few, both published by Image Comics, with Saints recently optioned for television by Grandview/Automatik. He can be heard as a commentator on NPR’S This American Life and he serves simultaneously as the Artistic Director of Working Group Theatre and Riverside Theatre.  His work as a playwright, solo performer, director, sound designer and actor have won the NEFA National Theatre Project Award, the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, the NEA Voices in Community Award, and a Puffin Foundation Artists Award.His plays and solo pieces have been performed at theatres such as Baltimore Centerstage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, and the Institut Del Teatra in Barcelona, Spain and include: Dogs of Rwanda, Killadelphia, Just Kids, The Gone Chair, I Will Make You Orphans, Black and Blue,  Militant Language, The Aperture, The Homeschooling of Jonathan Anderson, and Manning UP. Recently, with Jennifer Fawcett, he developed the one man performance installation Ghost Story (Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Englert Theatre).

Katie Pearl

Director

Katie Pearl has a twenty-year history of creating and directing site-specific and interactive shows in collaboration with designers and artists from all disciplines. Her performance work has been commissioned by the American Repertory Theater, Trinity Repertory Theater, the Kitchen, PS 122, Arts > Brookfield Properties/WFC, and the Whitney Museum Performance on 42nd St series among others.  Katie is co-Artistic Director of PearlDamour, an interdisciplinary company she shares with playwright Lisa D’Amour.  PearlDamour’s work has been honored with an OBIE Award, a Creative Capital Award, four Multi-Arts Production Fund grants, and two NEA Our Town grants.  Off Broadway, regional and experimental theater notable projects include Why We Have a Body by Clare Chaffee (Magic Theater, San Francisco); Panic! Euphoria! Blackout!  by Ellen Maddow of the Talking Band (HERE Theater, NYC); The Wrestling Patient, developed with playwright Kirk Lynn – finalist for NEA Outstanding New American Play (Speakeasy Theater, Boston);  and Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Kristina Wong (National Tour).  Katie is the current Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, where her work focuses on the concept of the Artist-Citizen.  She will hold the Quinn Martin Directing Chair at the University of California San Diego in the fall of 2017.

Deb O

Scenic Design and Costume Design

Selected set and costume designs: Ready Set Go: Race (Falconworks, NY), Airness (Humana Fest, KY), Selkie (Z Space, CA), Thieves (El Portal Theater, LA), Sweeney Todd (Perseverance Theater, Alaska), Christmas Carol and Middletown (Trinity Rep, RI), Light: A Dark Comedy (New Victory, NY), Rite Of Spring (Kimmel Center, PA), The Seagull, Ivanov, Platonov, Uncle Vanya (Lake Lucille, NY), The Nature of Captivity (Mabou Mines, PS 122), Salsalandia (La Jolla Playhouse, CA), Savannah Disputation (The Old Globe, CA), The Lacy Project (Premiere Yale), Jihad the Musical (Edinburgh Festival), The Mistakes Madeline Made (Yale Rep). She received her MFA from Yale and teaches design at NYU/PHTS. See more of her work at http://www.debo.nyc

Joe Seamans

Projection Design

This is Joe’s eighth Quantum production serving as Projection Designer. Previous productions include Maria de Buenos AiresAinadamarMnemonicAll the NamesThe Winter’s Tale, Ciara, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

C. Todd Brown

Lighting Design

Todd Brown (Lighting Design) has designed the lighting for many Quantum Theatre productions, includingPeribañez, Ciara,The Winter’s Tale, Brahman/iTAMARA, Pantagleize, Mnemonic, The Golden DragonThe Electric BabyMaria de Buenos Aires, Indian Ink, Kafka’s Chimp, Dog Face, The Voluptuous Tango, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and The Task. His lighting has also been seen locally at The Pittsburgh Playhouse, City Theatre and West Virginia Public Theatre. Other design work includes productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Contemporary American Theatre Company, Lamb’s Players Theatre, and Virginia Ballet Theatre. Todd is an Associate Professor of Lighting in the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

Steve Shapiro

Sound Design

Steve Shapiro has spent 30 years as a professional sound designer around the country and the world. He is pleased to be returning to Quantum after a successful run last year with The River. He has spent the last eight years as Resident Sound Designer for The Pittsburgh Playhouse, where he has designed everything from Pinkalicious to The Scottsboro Boys. Steve spent 20 years in South Florida, where he won 4 Carbonell Awards for Best Sound Design, and spent 16 years as Resident Sound Designer of Miami’s famous Coconut Grove Playhouse.  He continues to design for theaters around the country and the world.

Leslie Malaika Lewis

Dramaturgy

Leslie Malaika Lewis is an actor and writer living in New York City. She is best known for her solo show, Miracle in Rwanda which she has performed on five continents to over 10,000 theatergoers. Proud member of Actor’s Equity, the Actors Center and the Magis Theatre company. She is thrilled to be working with Quantum Theatre, En Garde Arts and the talented cast and team for Red Hills. This is her first gig as a dramaturg. She thanks God and her family. Leslielewisonline.com

Group Rates and Discounts

Teaching a class on Shakespeare? Perhaps your book club is interested in one of our adaptations? Are you a student? And members of TIX for Teachers, the Mattress Factory, and WYEP are always eligible for discounted tickets.

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