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Show art - Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse are visible on either side of an illuminated light bulb. Below the words The Current War appear as stylized red text.

It’s the dawn of a new era as visionary inventor Thomas Edison turns his eyes toward a new challenge — the electrification of America. But Pittsburgh industrialist George Westinghouse is also fixated on this revolutionary new technology that will define the century to come. What happens next will alter the course of human history…

Once upon a time in the 14th Century, a writer transported readers out of their plague-bound confines with stories told by 10 young people ‘podded together’ and using their imaginations to experience all the things on hold like love, sex, intrigue, friendship, and fun. The resulting book, “The Decameron” has endured, but whereas those 10 people were creations of Boccaccio, hundreds of years (and at least one pandemic) later Quantum Theatre’s new adaptation finds them real, alive, contemporary, and equally unstoppable

Quantum Theatre has long been thankful for the privilege of guiding our patrons, friends, and family on explorations of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Our Near Buy initiative, generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, offers a year-long opportunity for you to continue exploring our city while supporting local businesses.

Every dollar spent up to a maximum of $3,000 per partner is matched as a gift certificate or meal distributed to neighbors in need. New partners are added regularly – do good and eat well by remembering to mention Quantum when ordering from participating businesses.

Quantum Theatre thanks "Q" for your support
Quantum Theatre thanks "Q" for your support

Who beside Quantum is bringing us such theater, or would?

Chris Rawson, theater critic

It's fringe, it's funk, it's fashionable and athletic. Quantum is a total, global theater of mobility without limit.

Michael Lobban, author

Quantum is gutsy, smart, focused and important. Entire worlds are created in tight corners. It's the most interesting theatre happening here.

Kendra Lee, blogger

Quantum should be cherished and admired for stretching beyond the usual borders of what most often characterizes theatre.

Gordon Spencer on WRCT