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Directed by Karla Boos
July 5–July 28, 2013
LOCATION: Kirkwood Building, in East Liberty; All shows at 8pm
By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Martin Giles
November 1–November 24, 2013
LOCATION: Waterfront, West Homestead
Edgy, funny, and occasionally sinister, Parlour Song explores the mysteries beneath the manicured surface of a suburban housing tract, where all is not well in the lives of two friendly couples.
"The lost-in-thesuburbs themes in this tragicomic play have been visited before, but resonate in this fresh telling. See it before it disappears." -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By J.T. Rogers
January 31–February 16, 2014
If you choose to vanish, you owe your past nothing. A mystery, a ghost story, a memory play… At three different periods in time, three Americans fi nd themselves alone in the same hotel room overlooking Rome’s Spanish Steps: June, a young tour guide of the city’s ancient ruins; Lilian, her wealthy and elegant mother; and Nathan, a rumpled university economist who was best friend of Lilian’s deceased husband - another economist, a brilliant and famous one. Madagascar is the haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes these three lives forever.
By Michel de Ghelderode; a new adaptation by
Jed Allen Harris
April 11–April 27, 2014
Pantagleize is a wild rumination on revolution; an explosion of theatricality fi rst produced in 1931 by Belgium’s great anticipator of the avant garde. Subtitled “A Farce to Make You Sad,” it takes its title from the central character, a philosopher-clown unwittingly involved with a cell of revolutionaries who take him for their leader. He robs a bank, falls in love, and goes head to head with forces far beyond his understanding. With Michel de Ghelderode’s gleefully ironic language and vibrant, Dickensian characters, there are no sacred cows and a new surprise greets every scene. Pantagleize’s darkly humorous attack on militarism continues to feel potent as the revolutions begun by the Arab spring continue, and as nations remain between a rock and a hard place.