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About 10 for 21

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.

Trail through woods
Yellow Bridge in Pittsburgh

10 for 21 is a bit bawdy. Its good-spirited fun might be too mature for pre-teens. It is recommended to be experienced along with two walks:

The first 5-story walk is rural, following a lovely mapped route in Frick Park, starting in the Regent Square soccer fields following Tranquil Trail, nodding to Homewood Cemetery and the Lawn Bowling Greens, and making a 2.8 mile loop that ends where it began.

The second walk is urban, with 5 iconic places chosen for people to sit and listen and watch the cityscape go by. It starts at the Point State Park fountain, includes gems Katz Plaza, Market Square, and Mellon Square Park, and ends in beautiful Trinity Cathedral graveyard, with 5 stories chosen especially for these places.

All 10 stories can also be also be experienced from home. Click the buttons above to begin your journey.

Cast and Creative Team

Directed by John Shepard
Adapted by Martin Giles
Sound Design by Steve Shapiro

Matt Henderson
Hannah Keeley
Arjun Kumar
Jalina McClarin
Moira Quigley
Jason Shavers
Zoe Ruth
Saige Smith
Emilia Suarez
Vanessa Vivas