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Parlour Song

Parlour Song

By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Martin Giles
November 1–November 24, 2013
LOCATION: Waterfront, West Homestead

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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

Read all the reviews here.

Watch Burgh Vivant's interview with Director Martin Giles.


Cameron Knight (Ned)

is proud to make his Quantum debut. Most recently he played the title role in Oedipus and the Foul Mess in Thebes with No Name Players. Regional theater credits include: The Kennedy Center, Oregan Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Plowshares Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Off the Wall Theatre. Notable roles include: Othello in Othello, Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing, Booth in Topdog/Under Dog. Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Leslie in The Hostage, Hud in Hair, Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid, Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Vershinin in Three Sisters, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sam in Blues for an Alabama Sky, Cory in Fences, Canewell in Seven Guitars. Voice-overs include: Honey Nut Cheerios, Dodge Ram, PBS, and Subway. Cameron is a professor of Acting in the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. He also lectures in African American Theatre. This performance is dedicated to Tayneshia Jefferson.

Brendan McMahon (Dale)

is thrilled to be working with Quantum Theatre. Broadway: The Firebird (Lincoln Center). Off Broadway: Manipulation (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Tempest, A Christmas Carol; Playing Moliere (New York Classical). New York: La Divina Caricatura (Mabou Mines, Public Theater), Henrietta Hermaline's Fall From Great Heights (Ensemble Studio Theater), Don Cristobal (St. Ann's Warehouse), The Maids and Deathwatch (Egress Theatre), Tarragona (Workshop Theater). Regional: Petrushka (Shakespeare Theater, DC), The Cat Who Went to Heaven (Kennedy Center, DC), Rite of Spring (Memorial Hall, NC), l'Arbre Enchante (Fire Island Opera Festival), As Bees in Honey Drown, The Day Everything Went Wrong (Performance Network, Ann Arbor, MI). He is the Physical Theater professor at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Brendan is a graduate of l'Ecole Lassaad (Lecoq Method) in Brussels, Belgium and The University of Michigan's Department of Theater and Drama in Ann Arbor.

Sarah Silk (Joy)

was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is excited to return for her first production with Quantum Theatre. Sarah's had the pleasure of working with some of the most innovative NYC talents including Daniel Fish, Mac Wellman, and Tommy Smith. Off-Broadway credits include Stop the Tempo (Origin Theatre Co.), Offending the Audience (Flea Theater), The Vultures (Alliance Francaise/Flea Theater), Double Vision (NYC Fringe Festival and Fringe Encore Series), Susan Lori Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays (Faux-Real Theatre Co.), Two September (Flea Theater). She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and received her MFA in Acting from Rutgers in 2012.


Sarah Silk, Brendan McMahon (photo by Heather Mull)

Carmeron Knight, Brendan McMahon (photo by Heather Mull)

Carmeron Knight, Brendan McMahon (photo by Heather Mull)

Location & Directions

LOCATION: Waterfront, West Homestead
201 West Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120

This production is staged in the former Pittsburgh Burger Company restaurant located next to Mitchell's Fish Market and across the street from Loews Theater. 

PARKING: Plenty of parking is available in the on-site parking lot.

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This space is wheelchair accessible. To reserve floor level seats, please contact Stevie at 412.362.1713

Nearby Dinner Options


Delicious local, vegetarian fare!

Located in th heart of Homstead's historic shopping district, the Tin Front Cafe is proud to serve its community and beyond with espresso, food celebrating local seasonal bounty, wi-fe access, and space for ideas and conversations to grow. MENU.

216 East Eighth Street
Homestead, PA 15120  |  MAP

Special Offer for Q patrons:
Buy one entree, get the second half off!




Mitchell's Fish Market (next door to the performance location!)
185 West Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120  |  MAP

Bar Louie
244 West Bridge Street
West Homestead, PA 15120  |  MAP

Rock Bottom
171 Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120  | MAP




Special Performances

Nov. 1: Opening Night
Join us after the performance for a champagne reception.

Nov. 6: Ladies Night
A ladies-only reception and viewing. Join us for a pre-show reception at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm. 

Nov. 8: Grapenuts Night
A pre-show wine tasting at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm. 

Nov. 10: Post-Show Discussion
Join us after the performance for a Q&A session with the cast and director.

Nov. 14: Social Q Happy Hour
Join Pittsburgh's young professionals at this fun, casual networking social happy hour at 6pm preceding the 8pm performance. Sponsored by Pittsburgh Magazine and Penn Brewery.

Nov. 15: Quantum on the Couch
A post-show psychoanalytic conversation of the show and its characters, lead by Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center's David Orbison, Ph.D and Quantum's Artistic Director Karla Boos.


Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: $36
Friday: $41
Saturday: $46
Opening Night: $49

Regular Run Schedule 
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8pm, Sundays at 7pm; NO LATE SEATING

Please note: there is no performance on Sunday, November 3rd.


$18 student tickets available for select performances (with valid ID). Please call us, 412-362-1713, to book student tickets. Made possible through the UPMC Student Ticket Program.

Members of TIX for Teachers, WYEP, Global Pittsburgh, and GPAC are eligible for discounted tickets (be sure to mention when ordering).


Please note: these offers are not valid in combination with other discounts.

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Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Order your tickets online, or call 412-362-1713

$18 student tickets are made possible through the UPMC Student Ticket Program.