10 theater experiences for summer in Pittsburgh

By July 21, 2016 Peribanez, Q Blog

Quantum Theatre returns to one of its past outdoor venues, Mellon Park, and leader Karla Boos’ particular interest in Spanish culture with the drama “Peribanez,” a love story from the Spanish Golden Age.

A cast of 10 will frolic Aug. 5-28 in the Jennie King Mellon Rose Garden.

The play is adapted by Tanya Ronder from the work of Lope de Vega, who Quantum points out was writing at the same time Shakespeare was writing in London. Lope de Vega — full name Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio — was also a poet and novelist and considered one of the most prolific and influential authors in the history of literature.

“Peribanez” comes with an adults-only warning: It includes violent and sexual content that may not be suitable for a younger audience.

This being Quantum, the experience includes music and food: Caterer Feast on Brilliant will provide gourmet picnic options before the play. Pre-order a $15 boxed dinner with your tickets, and it will be ready for pick up at 6:30 p.m. in the park (meal options at quantumtheatre.com). Tickets are $38-$51; quantumtheatre.com or 412-362-1713.”

–Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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