September 14 – October 28, 2018
Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh
World Premiere as part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

Chatterton spreads out in three dimensions, immersing its mobile audiences in the haunting spaces of Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh. Adapted from Sir Peter Ackroyd’s award-winning book, its plot takes inspiration from the Romantic Era’s most famous suicide, offering 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. Each performance includes a full intermezzo dinner created by the celebrity chef of the week.

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February 8 – March 3, 2019

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, this thoughtful one-man play excavates the playwright’s personal, complicated relationship to gun culture. A 2014 Jefferson-Award nominee in Chicago for Best Solo Show, The Gun Show jumps into the middle of the gun control debate and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

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May 10 – June 2, 2019
Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark
in partnership with Rivers of Steel

King Lear continues Quantum’s long tradition of re-envisioning Shakespeare, presenting an approach that highlights the vastness and intimacy of this iconic portrayal of grief, loss, family values gone awry, and descent into madness. This tight, physical adaptation stars Bricolage Production Company’s Co-Founders Jeffrey Carpenter and Tami Dixon as Lear and  The Fool alongside a stellar local cast.

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Chatterton

September 14 – October 28, 2018
Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh
World Premiere as part of the
Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

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, what is fake, asking is anything ‘authentic’ in the intertwining worlds of art and commerce?

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.

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